Colleague meaning

kŏlēg
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A fellow worker in the same profession; associate.
noun
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To unite or associate with another or with others.

Young Fortinbras,/ Holding a weak supposal of our worth/...Colleagued with the dream of his advantage,/...hath not failed to pester us with message/ Importing the surrender of those lands/Lost by his father. - Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)

verb
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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.

noun
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A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate.
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Origin of colleague

  • French collègue from Latin collēga com- com- lēgāre to depute leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French collegue, from Latin collega (“a partner in office”), from com- (“with”) + legare (“to send on an embassy”), from lex (“law”).

    From Wiktionary