What does colleague mean?

Definitions for colleague
ˈkɒl igcol·league

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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

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

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. 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.

  2. James Dewen:

    It's listened to by millions of customers every week, so we've acted on customer and colleague feedback and worked hard to get the new voice right.

  3. Kristin Davis:

    Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls. I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.

  4. Jeff Werber:

    One colleague that I read an article about has used it for tumors, and the cannabidiol was instrumental in causing tumor regression, hopefully we can learn more as time goes on as more states legalize marijuana, we’ll learn a lot more and be able to prove scientifically, the benefits of the use of cannabidiols for pets.

  5. Angela Lieverse:

    Within 5 minutes, I said to my colleague, 'Oh my gosh; these are twins,'.

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