1. [ noun ] an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
Synonyms: family

"the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family" "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"

Related terms: association koinonia
2. [ noun ] the state of being with someone
Synonyms: company companionship good_fellowship society comradeship

"he missed their company" "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

Related terms: friendship freemasonry
3. [ noun ] money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
Related terms: prize aid