Fellowship

Noun

  • A company of people that share the same interest or aim.
  • A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
  • A merit-based scholarship.
  • (Christianity) Spiritual communion with a divine being.

    "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14, ESV))"

  • A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
  • (medicine) A period of supervised, sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty training program or residency.

Verb

  • (transitive) To admit to fellowship, enter into fellowship with; to make feel welcome by showing friendship or building a cordial relationship. Now only in religious use.

    "The Society of Religious Snobs refused to fellowship the poor, immigrant family."

  • "The Bishop's family fellowshipped the new converts."

  • (intransitive) To join in fellowship; to associate with. Now only in religious use, and chiefly U.S.

    "After she got married, she stopped fellowshipping with the singles in our church."

  • "The megachurch he attends is too big for making personal connections, so he also fellowships weekly in one of the church's small groups."

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