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
But with Durant added to a mix that includes fellow All-Stars Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, this year’s Warriors proved to be too tough for James and Cleveland to handle in Game 1.
Coleby to visit Arkansas-Little Rock Former KU power forward Dwight Coleby, who has announced plans to transfer, will visit Arkansas-Little Rock this weekend after visiting fellow Sun Belt school Louisiana Monroe earlier in the week.
Vodyanoy is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and has won awards for his microscope system.
A political group backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan has come to the aid of fellow Republicans who voted for their party’s Affordable Health Care Act.
The bride, 34, is a fellow in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa.
Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the southern Tral area overnight following a tip that rebels were hiding there, police said.
A fellow began the 2013 case by meeting the patient, Sharon Rowe, and completing the consent process, according to court filings and partially redacted state records.
Sen. John McCain, a fellow Arizona Republican, joined her in strenuously arguing against the plane's early retirement.
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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 century
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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