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Meaning of fellow by Wiktionary Dictionary

fellow


    Etymology

    Old Norse fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay .

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈfɛləʊ/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈfɛloʊ/
    • Rhymes: -ɛləʊ

    Noun

    fellow ( plural: fellows )

    1. ( obsolete ) A colleague or partner .
    2. ( archaic ) A companion; a comrade .
    3. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man .
    4. An equal in power, rank, character, etc .
    5. One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate .
    6. ( colloquial ) A male person; a man.
    7. In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges .
    8. In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation .
    9. A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society .
    10. The most senior rank or title one can achieve on a technical career in certain companies ( though some fellows also hold business titles such as vice president or chief technology officer ). This is typically found in large corporations in research and development-intensive industries ( IBM or Sun Microsystems in information technology, and Boston Scientific in Medical Devices for example ). They appoint a small number of senior scientists and engineers as Fellows .
    11. In the US and Canada, a physician who is undergoing a supervised, sub-specialty medical training ( fellowship ) after completing a specialty training program ( residency ) .

    Usage notes

    In North America, fellow is generally only used as an academic or medical title or membership, and is dated and quite rare when referring to a man in general .

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:associate
    • See also Wikisaurus:man

    Adjective

    fellow ( not comparable )

    1. Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group

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    Preposition

    fellow-

    1. Prefixed to a noun to say that someone shares the same condition as oneself as represented by the noun .
      Fellow-worker. Fellow-sufferer. Fellow-teacher. Fellow-chairwoman. Fellow-Scotsman. etc .
      His call for action was supported by the majority of his fellow-students at the meeting .


Explanation of fellow by Wordnet Dictionary

fellow


    Noun
    1. a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

    2. a boy or man

    3. there's a fellow at the door
    4. a person who is member of one's class or profession

    5. he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers
    6. a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    7. an informal form of address for a man

    8. Say, fellow, what are you doing?
    9. a member of a learned society

    10. he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association
    11. one of a pair

    12. one eye was blue but its fellow was brown


    Definition of fellow by GCIDE Dictionary

    fellow


    1. Fellow n. [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. fēlagi, fr. fēlag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; fē property + lag a laying, pl. lög law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]
      1. A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.

      The fellows of his crime. Milton.

      We are fellows still,

      Serving alike in sorrow. Shak.

      That enormous engine was flanked by two fellows almost of equal magnitude. Gibbon.

      ☞ Commonly used of men, but sometimes of women. Judges xi. 37.

      2. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.

      Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow. Pope.

      3. An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

      It is impossible that ever Rome

      Should breed thy fellow. Shak.

      4. One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.

      When they be but heifers of one year, . . . they are let go to the fellow and breed. Holland.

      This was my glove; here is the fellow of it. Shak.

      5. A person; an individual.

      She seemed to be a good sort of fellow. Dickens.

      6. In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.

      7. In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.

      8. A member of a literary or scientific society; as, “a Fellow of the Royal Society”.

      ☞ Fellow is often used in compound words, or adjectively, signifying associate, companion, or sometimes equal. Usually, such compounds or phrases are self-explanatory; as, fellow-citizen, or fellow citizen; fellow-student, or fellow student; fellow-workman, or fellow workman; fellow-mortal, or fellow mortal; fellow-sufferer; bedfellow; playfellow; workfellow.

      Were the great duke himself here, and would lift up

      My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles. Ford.

    2. Fellow v. t. To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Obs.] Shak.