Definition of fellow
3 : a member of a group having common characteristics; specifically : a member of an incorporated literary or scientific society a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
5 : an incorporated member of a college or collegiate foundation especially in a British university
6 : a person appointed to a position granting a stipend and allowing for advanced study or research
Examples of fellow in a Sentence
fellows and girls at a party
a young fellow like you
Your son's a bright little fellow.
She's found herself a new fellow.
a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
a Fellow of the Royal Society
Recent Examples of fellow from the Web
He and two postdoctoral fellows in his lab, Ellen O. Martinson and Mrinalini (now at the National University of Singapore), were interested in understanding the diversity of toxins in parasitoid venoms and how those toxins evolve.
Then, a woman claimed United staff ignored her reports of sexual harassment at the hands of a fellow passenger.
Jobes and his fellow hunters do not hunt on the island, but stay in the water about 500 to 1,000 feet off shore.
A DuPage County jail inmate awaiting trial on armed robbery charges allegedly injured a fellow inmate by slashing his throat in a weekend attack, prosecutors said at a bond hearing Monday.
The number represents a stark increase from seven during his first year in office, highlighting the growing divide between the governor and his fellow Republicans.
Police Academy (July 1) Steve Guttenberg's Mahoney joins the police force—alongside a group of clownish fellow recruits, all of whom are at odds with their superior (G.W. Bailey)—in the first installment in this classically goofy '80s series.
The Fellows are available for community members to study with about any Jewish subject the learner is interested in.
Who is this Gaza fellow and why was the deli holding him hostage?
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Did You Know?
The Old Norse word for a partner, felagi, means literally “one who puts down property.” Such people were those who laid together their property for some common purpose. Old English borrowed felagi from Old Norse and called a partner a feolaga. This word has come down to us, through several centuries and the development of a number of senses, as modern English fellow. Perhaps its most common use today is its very general one, in which it is applied to any boy or man.
Origin and Etymology of fellow
Middle English felawe, from Old English fēolaga, from Old Norse fēlagi, from fēlag partnership, from fē cattle, money + lag act of laying
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
FELLOW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fellow for English Language Learners
: 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.
FELLOW Defined for Kids
Definition of fellow for Students
: belonging to the same group or class my fellow Americans
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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