Colleague Definition

kŏlēg
colleagues
noun
colleagues
A fellow worker in the same profession; associate.
Webster's New World
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.
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verb

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)
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Other Word Forms of Colleague

Noun

Singular:
colleague
Plural:
colleagues

Origin of Colleague

  • 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

  • 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

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