What does colleague mean?

Definitions for colleague
ˈkɒl igcol·league

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. colleague(Noun)

    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. 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

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  

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

How to pronounce colleague?

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How to say colleague in sign language?

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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. Rima Kamal:

    At this point we don't know who is behind the abduction, what are the motives, but we are trying to appeal to those (responsible) to release our colleague, this incidence comes on top of many security incidents we have had, and it is deplorable.

  2. Patrick Pouyanne:

    My colleague at BP saw his wages increased by 20 percent, but this was rejected at the annual general meeting.

  3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance, he was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.

  4. 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.

  5. Mark Chisholm:

    He was a great character, a brilliant photographer, a great colleague.

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