Fellowship

Noun

  • (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.
  • 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.

Verb

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

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

  • (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."

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