- The definition of a colleague is someone with whom you work.
An example of a colleague is a tutor who works at a center with other tutors.
A group of colleagues working on a project.
Origin of colleagueFrench collègue ; from Classical Latin collega, one chosen along with another ; from com-, with + legare, to appoint as deputy: see legate
Origin of colleagueFrench collègue, from Latin collēga : com-, com- + lēgāre, to depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present colleagues, present participle colleaguing, simple past and past participle colleagued)