What does colleague mean?

Definitions for colleague
ˈkɒl igcol·league

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word colleague.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellownoun

    an associate that one works with

  2. colleague, confrere, fellownoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. colleaguenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COLLEAGUEnoun

    A partner in office or employment. Anciently accented on the last syllable.

    Etymology: collega, Lat.

    Easy it might be seen that I intend
    Mercy colleague with justice, sending thee. John Milton, P. Lost.

    The regents, upon demise of the crown, would keep the peace without colleagues. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Colleagueverb

    To unite with.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Colleagued with this dream of his advantage,
    He hath not fail’d to pester us with message,
    Importing the surrender of those lands. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colleaguenoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Colleague

    kol′ēg, n. one associated with others in some employment—not of partners in business.—n. Coll′eagueship. [Fr. collègue—L. collegacol, together, and legĕre, to choose.]

  2. Colleague

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. colleague

    A person we work with.

    Our work colleague is getting married this year and we are all looking forward with joyful anticipation.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colleague in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colleague in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of colleague in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Zakharchenko:

    Neither I, nor my colleague Plotnitsky, gave agreement to Poroshenko's proposed conception of constitutional reform.

  2. Jeffrey Hall:

    Zoom is not accidental, you have to be intentional if you use it, when people say Zoom is taxing, they're also saying: 'I miss just being able to walk past my colleague,'.

  3. Stevie Beer:

    A colleague out for lunch messaged to say there had been an incident on London Bridge and he was unable to cross back over the river. I went straight to the window and saw hundreds of people running off the bridge down Tooley Street, people looked so panicked. Stevie Beer was haunting. There were at least half a dozen police cars and halted buses. Our building is now on lockdown, but we've not been given any concrete information.

  4. Mark Neerman:

    It is with the deepest sadness that I let you know security guard Kevin Nishita has passed away, he died protecting one of our own, a colleague reporting on the very violence that took his life. I know you join me in sending condolences to his family and in sending thanks to Kevin for standing up for us all.

  5. Carlos Watson:

    Samir is a valued colleague and a close friend, i'm proud that we stood by him while he struggled, and we're all glad to see him now thriving again.

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