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, blokenoun

    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, associatenoun

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  3. 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"

  4. mate, fellownoun

    one of a pair

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

  5. fellownoun

    a member of a learned society

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

  6. fellow, dude, busternoun

    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 mannoun

    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. fellownoun

    A colleague or partner.

  2. fellownoun

    A companion; a comrade.

  3. fellownoun

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

  4. fellownoun

    An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

  5. fellownoun

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

  6. fellownoun

    A male person; a man.

  7. fellownoun

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

  8. fellownoun

    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.

  9. fellownoun

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

  10. fellowverb

    To suit with; to pair with; to match.

  11. fellownoun

    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.

  12. fellownoun

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

  13. fellowadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fellownoun

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

  2. Fellownoun

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

  3. Fellownoun

    an equal in power, rank, character, etc

  4. Fellownoun

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

  5. Fellownoun

    a person; an individual

  6. Fellownoun

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

  7. Fellownoun

    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

  8. Fellownoun

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

  9. Fellowverb

    to suit with; to pair with; to match

  10. 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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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. John Kasich on Sunday:

    I have to do well enough there, and I think I will …. I'll catch fire. And if I catch fire, I think the sky is the limit. Poor showings in both or either of those first two primaries can doom a campaign. The next debate is being hosted by Fox Business and is on January 14. John Kasich on Sunday express optimism that he ’ll be in the main-stage debate and declined to comment on fellow GOP candidate Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul saying he wo n’t compete in the second-tier contest if demoted as a result of FOX Business criteria, which involves rankings in national, Iowa and New Hampshire polls.

  2. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe:

    Like so many brave Virginia men and women, Trooper Dermyer put on a uniform and risked his life every day to keep us safe, first as a U.S. Marine and then as a police officer, this is a loss that impacts us all. It should inspire prayers for the family, friends and fellow troopers who are mourning tonight, and gratitude for those who protect and serve.

  3. Kane Faylim:

    I was lucky. I have a concrete house, unfortunately I (can) not say the same for many of my fellow Chuukese. Ships have sunk. Homes destroyed. Breadfruits, mangoes, bananas and coconuts, our local source of food ... trimmed down to just stems and branches.

  4. Michele Bachmann:

    And for over twenty years, he stood over here, and every single day he stood up with his petition to stop slavery. And every day he was booed down and hated, hated, hated by his fellow Congressmen. Until finally at the very end of his life, he stood up again with his petition, and collapsed.

  5. J. Paul Getty:

    My father said: You must never try to make all the money that's in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won't have many deals.

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Translations for fellow

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  • شريكArabic
  • колега, другар, компаньонBulgarian
  • chlapíkCzech
  • Kollege, Partner, Kamerad, GefährteGerman
  • σύντροφοςGreek
  • hombre, compañero, amigo, tipo, muchacho, colegaSpanish
  • kaaslane, kompanjon, seltsimees, kolleeg, kutsekaaslaneEstonian
  • همکارPersian
  • poika, mies, toveri, veikkoFinnish
  • consœur, gars, type, confrère, collègue, mec, camarade, amiFrench
  • compagnoItalian
  • בחורHebrew
  • nauwhea, autaia, nauhea, korokē, tawhitiMāori
  • kamrat, kolega, gośćPolish
  • коллега, пареньRussian
  • товаришUkrainian

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    • A. sesquipedalian
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    • C. ostensive
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