The suffix ‘ship’ added to a noun indicates status, quality, profession or rank. Here are some examples:

 

  • APPRENTICESHIP
    The position of an apprentice or the time served as an apprentice.
  • CHAMPIONSHIP
    A contest for the position of champion in a game or sport.
  • CRAFTMANSHIP
    The skill in a craft or the quality of something made by hand.
  • CITIZENSHIP
    The status of being a citizen in a country.
  • DICTATORSHIP
    Governed by a dictator; a totalitarian state.
  • FRIENDSHIP
    The state of being friends.
  • HORSEMANSHIP
    The skill or art of riding on horseback.
  • INTERNSHIP
    The position of a student or trainee to gain work experience.
  • KINSHIP
    Family relationship, or a feeling of being close to someone.
  • LEADERSHIP
    The action of leading or commanding a group or organisation.
  • MASTERSHIP
    Expert skill or knowledge, or be in control of something.
  • MEMBERSHIP
    The state of belonging to an organisation, group or club.
  • OWNERSHIP
    The act of possessing something or being the proprietor.
  • PARTNERSHIP
    An association of two or more people as partners.
  • PENMANSHIP
    The art or skill of writing by hand.
  • READERSHIP
    The number of readers of a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.
  • RELATIONSHIP
    The way in which two or more people or things are connected.
  • SCHOLARSHIP
    Academic study; payment to support a student’s education.
  • SPORTSMANSHIP
    Fair behaviour, especially in a sporting contest.
  • WORKMANSHIP
    Degree of skill with which something is made.