fellowship

A grant given by a university or foundation to a scholar for research or study is a fellowship. If you get a fellowship to do research on insects, it might bug your colleagues who didn't get one.

Use fellowship to refer to someone's company or companionship. Your grandmother might prefer the fellowship of people her own age, since they remember the same historic events as she does and know the same songs. A fellowship is also a community of people who share common beliefs or interests. A fellowship of knitters might meet weekly at a cafe in your town to exchange ideas and knit together.

Primary Meanings of fellowship

1.
n
the state of being with someone
2.
n
money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
Full Definitions of fellowship
1

n the state of being with someone

Synonyms:
companionship, company, society
Types:
freemasonry
a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
Type of:
friendly relationship, friendship
the state of being friends (or friendly)

n an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

“the church welcomed new members into its fellowship
Synonyms:
family
Types:
koinonia
Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community
Type of:
association
a formal organization of people or groups of people
2

n money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

Type of:
aid, economic aid, financial aid
money to support a worthy person or cause
award, prize
something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

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