Definitions for colleagueˈkɒl ig

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

col•leagueˈkɒl ig(n.)

  1. an associate; fellow worker or fellow member of a profession.

Origin of colleague:

1515–25; < MF collegue < L collēga=col-col -1+-lēga, der. of legere to choose, gather


Princeton's WordNet

  1. colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow(noun)

    an associate that one works with

  2. colleague, confrere, fellow(noun)

    a person who is member of one's class or profession

    "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. colleague(noun)ˈkɒl ig

    sb you work with

    friends and colleagues


  1. colleague(Noun)

    A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate

  2. Origin: From collegue, from collega, from com- + legare, from lex.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colleague(noun)

    a partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures

  2. Colleague

    to unite or associate with another or with others

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colleague' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3647

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'colleague' in Nouns Frequency: #649

Translations for colleague

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person with whom one is associated in a profession or occupation

He gets on well with his colleagues.

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