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fellow

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noun fel·low \ˈfe-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of fellow

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  comrade, associate

  2. 2 a :  an equal in rank, power, or character :  peer b :  one of a pair :  mate

  3. 3 :  a member of a group having common characteristics; specifically :  a member of an incorporated literary or scientific society

  4. 4 a obsolete :  a person of one of the lower social classes b archaic :  a worthless man or boy c :  man, boy d :  boyfriend, beau

  5. 5 :  an incorporated member of a college or collegiate foundation especially in a British university

  6. 6 :  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


FELLOW Defined for Kids

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fellow

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noun fel·low \ˈfe-lō\

Definition of fellow

  1. 1 :  a male person

  2. 2 :  companion 1, comrade




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fellow

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adjective fel·low

Definition of fellow

  1. :  belonging to the same group or class <my fellow Americans>




Medical Dictionary

fellow

noun fel·low \ˈfel-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w)\

Medical Definition of fellow

  1. :  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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