colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow(noun)
an associate that one works with
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"
A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate
Origin: From collegue, from collega, from com- + legare, from lex.
a partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures
to unite or associate with another or with others
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kol′ēg, n. one associated with others in some employment—not of partners in business.—n. Coll′eagueship. [Fr. collègue—L. collega—col, together, and legĕre, to choose.]
kol′ēg, v.i. to join or unite: to conspire:—pr.p. colleaguing (kol-ēg′ing); pa.p. colleagued (kol-ēgd′). [From O. Fr. colliguer, to join in alliance—L. colligāre, to bind together.]
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'colleague' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3647
Rank popularity for the word 'colleague' in Nouns Frequency: #649
The numerical value of colleague in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of colleague in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I agree with the way my colleague Loretta Mester put it.
He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague and a neighbor.
Within 5 minutes, I said to my colleague, 'Oh my gosh; these are twins,'.
France will make proposals. I have sent a number of them to my Germany colleague.
I have always respected Senator Booker as a colleague. This is not a decision I would have made.
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Translations for colleague
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- زميلة, زميلArabic
- колега, колежкаBulgarian
- col·lega, companyCatalan, Valencian
- Kollege, Mitarbeiterin, Kollegin, MitarbeiterGerman
- compañero, colegaSpanish
- virkaveli, virkatoveri, kollegaFinnish
- arbeiðsfelagi, starvsfelagiFaroese
- collègue, confrèreFrench
- עמית, עמיתהHebrew
- kartárs, kollégaHungarian
- 동업자, 同僚, 동료Korean
- колега, колешкаMacedonian
- kollegaNorwegian Nynorsk
- kolega, koleżankaPolish
- collavuratur, collavuraturaRomansh
- coleg, colegăRomanian
- сослуживец, сотрудница, коллега, сотрудникRussian
- колега, kolegaSerbo-Croatian
- kolega, kolegyňaSlovak
- kollega, arbetskamrat, medarbetareSwedish
- meslektaş, çalışma arkadaşıTurkish
- đồng nghiệpVietnamese
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