What does fellow mean?

Definitions for fellow
ˈfɛl oʊfel·low

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke(noun)

    a boy or man

    "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"

  2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  3. 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"

  4. mate, fellow(noun)

    one of a pair

    "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

  5. fellow(noun)

    a member of a learned society

    "he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association"

  6. fellow, dude, buster(noun)

    an informal form of address for a man

    "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"

  7. boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man(noun)

    a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

    "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"

Wiktionary

  1. fellow(Noun)

    A colleague or partner.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  2. fellow(Noun)

    A companion; a comrade.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  3. fellow(Noun)

    A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  4. fellow(Noun)

    An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  5. fellow(Noun)

    One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  6. fellow(Noun)

    A male person; a man.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  7. fellow(Noun)

    In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  8. fellow(Noun)

    In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  9. fellow(Noun)

    A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  10. fellow(Verb)

    To suit with; to pair with; to match.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  11. fellow(Noun)

    The most senior rank or title one can achieve on a technical career in certain companies (though some fellows also hold business titles such as vice president or chief technology officer). This is typically found in large corporations in research and development-intensive industries (IBM or Sun Microsystems in information technology, and Boston Scientific in Medical Devices for example). They appoint a small number of senior scientists and engineers as Fellows.

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  12. fellow(Noun)

    In the US and Canada, a physician who is undergoing a supervised, sub-specialty medical training (fellowship) after completing a specialty training program (residency).

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

  13. fellow(Adjective)

    Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group

    Etymology: fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fellow(noun)

    a companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  2. Fellow(noun)

    a man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  3. Fellow(noun)

    an equal in power, rank, character, etc

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  4. Fellow(noun)

    one of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  5. Fellow(noun)

    a person; an individual

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  6. Fellow(noun)

    in the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  7. Fellow(noun)

    in an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  8. Fellow(noun)

    a member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

  9. Fellow(verb)

    to suit with; to pair with; to match

    Etymology: [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. flagi, fr. flag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f property + lag a laying, pl. lg law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.]

Freebase

  1. Fellow

    In academia, a fellow is a member of a group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of mutual knowledge or practice. The fellows may include visiting professors, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fellow

    fel′ō, n. an associate: a companion and equal: one of a pair, a mate: a member of a university who enjoys a fellowship: a member of a scientific or other society: an individual, a person generally: a worthless person.—ns. Fell′ow-cit′izen, one belonging to the same city; Fell′ow-comm′oner, at Cambridge and elsewhere, a privileged class of undergraduates, dining at the Fellows' table; Fell′ow-crea′ture, one of the same race; Fell′ow-feel′ing, feeling between fellows or equals: sympathy; Fell′ow-heir, a joint-heir.—adv. Fell′owly (Shak.), companionable.—ns. Fell′ow-man, a man of the same common nature with one's self; Fell′ow-serv′ant, one who has the same master; Fell′owship, the state of being a fellow or partner: friendly intercourse: communion: an association: an endowment in a college for the support of graduates called Fellows: the position and income of a fellow: (arith.) the proportional division of profit and loss among partners.—Good fellowship, companionableness; Right hand of fellowship, the right hand given by one minister or elder to another at an ordination in some churches. [M. E. felawe—Ice. félagi, a partner in goods, from (Ger. vieh), cattle, property, and lag, a laying together, a law. Cf. Eng. Fee, and Law.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fellow

    A sailor's soubriquet for himself; he will ask if you "have anything for a fellow to do?"

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fellow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3651

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fellow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3215

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fellow' in Nouns Frequency: #1542

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fellow' in Adjectives Frequency: #494

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How to say fellow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fellow in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Rose:

    It all comes with people understanding that [boaters]can play a part above what theyre required to do by joining in, caring, slowing their boat down, being more civil to their fellow boater, paying attention on the waterway and sharing the waterway.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear that nothing is certain in this world, except Death and Taxes. This line is so old, because it was written more than two centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin, in his letter (dated November 13, 1789) to fellow Scientist friend Jean-Baptiste Leroy. Benjamin Franklin wrote in French: “….dans ce monde, il n’y a rien d’assure que la mort et les impôts.” This can be translated as “….in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It's really amazing that this statement by Benjamin Franklin is still valid, very well-accepted and so well-utilized even today, more than 225 years later. - Deo.

  3. Jim McGrath:

    He was visited by (former first lady Barbara) Bush as well as his son Neil and daughter-in-law Maria Bush, and has received well-wishes from family, friends and fellow citizens.

  4. Brad Sherman:

    Obviously all of my fellow members of the CPA and accountant caucus could understand whatever documents are produced, and I think to not turn them over is without defense, and attacking the intelligence of members of Congress seems to be the only thing that the President's spokesperson can do.

  5. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    I love my fellow creatures -- I do all the good I can -- yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!

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Translations for fellow

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  • شريكArabic
  • компаньон, колега, другарBulgarian
  • chlapíkCzech
  • Partner, Gefährte, Kamerad, KollegeGerman
  • σύντροφοςGreek
  • hombre, colega, muchacho, tipo, amigo, compañeroSpanish
  • kaaslane, kompanjon, seltsimees, kolleeg, kutsekaaslaneEstonian
  • همکارPersian
  • mies, poika, toveri, veikkoFinnish
  • collègue, mec, ami, camarade, confrère, type, consœur, garsFrench
  • בחורHebrew
  • korokē, tawhiti, nauwhea, nauhea, autaiaMāori
  • gość, kolega, kamratPolish
  • коллега, пареньRussian
  • товаришUkrainian

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