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. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  2. Merced County:

    There is nothing to indicate this was anything other than a teenage boy who got upset with fellow classmates.

  3. Letitia McMaster:

    Our father, Lieutenant Colonel Herbert R. McMaster( U.S. Army, retired), was a tough and compassionate soldier and public servant. He was committed to his neighbors, his fellow soldiers, his community and his country, the best way to honor his memory is for all of us to do all we can to prevent others from suffering at the hands of those who lack compassion and abandon even the most basic standards of human decency.

  4. President Obama:

    Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled, i admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009.

  5. Jimmy Kimmel:

    Congratulations to our new fellow America citizens ! welcome to this country.

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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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