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Webster 1913 Edition


-ship

-ship

.
[OE.
-schipe
, AS.
-scipe
; akin to OFries.
-skipe
, OLG.
-skepi
, D.
-schap
, OHG.
-scaf
, G.
-schaft
. Cf.
Shape
,
Noun.
, and
Landscape
.]
A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art; as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship, horsemanship.

Definition 2023


-ship

-ship

See also: ship

English

Suffix

-ship

  1. Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, or time spent in a role.
    fellow fellowship
    owner ownership

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Derived terms

  • See Category:English words suffixed with -ship

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