Fellow meaning

fĕlō
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The definition of a fellow is a man or a boy, especially a boyfriend or lover. The definition of a fellow is also a peer who is doing the same activities as you, or a student or scholar doing research that is being paid for.

A young boy is an example of a fellow.

Your male lover is an example of your fellow.

Your peers in your class are an example of your fellows.

A member of an esteemed academic institution is an example of a fellow.

A student who got a grant to do research on a subject is an example of a fellow.

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A comrade or associate.
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A member of a learned society or professional organization.
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A man or boy held in low regard.
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Being of the same kind, group, occupation, society, or locality; having in common certain characteristics or interests.

Fellow workers.

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A person who shares; partner or accomplice.
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A companion; associate.
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A person of the same class or rank; equal; peer.
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Either of a pair of corresponding things; mate.
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A graduate student who holds a fellowship in a university or college.
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A member of a learned society.
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At some British and U.S. universities,
  • A faculty member who is a member of the governing body.
  • A scholar, journalist, etc. who is appointed on a fellowship for a given period of research, teaching, or both.
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A suitor; beau.
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Having the same ideas, position, work, etc.
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In the same condition or of the same nature; associated or kindred.

Fellow workers, one's fellow man.

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(archaic) A companion; a comrade.
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A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.
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An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
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One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate.
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(colloquial) A male person; a man.
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(rare) A person; an individual, male or female.
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In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
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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.
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A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
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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.
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In the US and Canada, a physician who is undergoing a supervised, sub-specialty medical training (fellowship) after completing a specialty training program (residency).
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Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group.
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To suit with; to pair with; to match.
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Prefixed to a noun to say that someone shares the same condition as oneself as represented by the noun.

Fellow-worker; fellow-sufferer; fellow-teacher; fellow-chairwoman; fellow-Scotsman.

His call for action was supported by the majority of his fellow-students at the meeting.

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Origin of fellow

  • Middle English felau from Old English fēolaga from Old Norse fēlagi business partner, fellow from fēlag partnership property, money peku- in Indo-European roots lag a laying down legh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old Norse fēlagi, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.

    From Wiktionary