noun, often attributive \ˈfe-(ˌ)lō\

: a male person : a boy or man

: a male companion of a girl or woman

: a member of a group of people who have shared interests, activities, etc.

Full Definition of FELLOW

a :  an equal in rank, power, or character :  peer
b :  one of a pair :  mate
:  a member of a group having common characteristics; specifically :  a member of an incorporated literary or scientific society
a obsolete :  a person of one of the lower social classes
b archaic :  a worthless man or boy
c :  man, boy
d :  boyfriend, beau
:  an incorporated member of a college or collegiate foundation especially in a British university
:  a person appointed to a position granting a stipend and allowing for advanced study or research

Examples of FELLOW

  1. fellows and girls at a party
  2. a young fellow like you
  3. Your son's a bright little fellow.
  4. She's found herself a new fellow.
  5. a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  6. a Fellow of the Royal Society

Origin of FELLOW

Middle English felawe, from Old English fēolaga, from Old Norse fēlagi, from fēlag partnership, from cattle, money + lag act of laying
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FELLOW


noun \ˈfel-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w)\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FELLOW

: a young physician who has completed training as an intern and resident and has been granted a stipend and position allowing him or her to do further study or research in a specialty


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