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Fellow definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FEL'LOW, n. [Heb. to tie or connect, to be joined or associated.]
1. A companion; an associate.
In youth I had twelve fellows, like myself.
Each on his fellow for assistance calls.
2. One of the same kind.
A shepherd had one favorite dog; he fed him with his own hand, and took more care of him than of his fellows.
3. An equal.
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts. Zechariah 13.
4. One of a pair, or of two things used together and suited to each other. Of a pair of gloves, we call one the fellow of the other.
5. One equal or like another. Of an artist we say, this man has not his fellow, that is, one of like skill.
6. An appellation of contempt; a man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble man; as a mean fellow.
Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow.
7. A member of a college that shares its revenues; or a member of any incorporated society.
8. A member of a corporation; a trustee.
FEL'LOW, v.t. To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Little used.]
In composition, fellow denotes community of nature, station or employment.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke" [syn: chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke]
2: a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" [syn: companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate]
3: a person who is member of one's class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers" [syn: colleague, confrere, fellow]
4: one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown" [syn: mate, fellow]
5: a member of a learned society; "he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association"
6: an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?" [syn: fellow, dude, buster]
7: a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked" [syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English felawe, from Old English f?olaga, from Old Norse f?lagi, from f?lag partnership, from f? cattle, money + lag act of laying Date: before 12th century 1. comrade, associate 2. a. an equal in rank, power, or character ; peer b. one of a pair ; mate 3. a member of a group having common characteristics; specifically a member of an incorporated literary or scientific society 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. 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 colloq. a man or boy (poor fellow!; my dear fellow). 2 derog. a person regarded with contempt. 3 (usu. in pl.) a person associated with another; a comrade (were separated from their fellows). 4 a counterpart or match; the other of a pair. 5 an equal; one of the same class. 6 a contemporary. 7 a an incorporated senior member of a college. b an elected graduate receiving a stipend for a period of research. c a member of the governing body in some universities. 8 a member of a learned society. 9 (attrib.) belonging to the same class or activity (fellow soldier; fellow-countryman). Phrases and idioms: fellow-feeling sympathy from common experience. fellow-traveller 1 a person who travels with another. 2 a sympathizer with, or a secret member of, the Communist Party. Etymology: OE feolaga f. ON félagi f. fé cattle, property, money: see LAY(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fellow Fel"low, n. [OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. f[=e]lagi, fr. f[=e]lag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; f[=e] property + lag a laying, pl. l["o]g law, akin to liggja to lie. See Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.] 1. A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer. The fellows of his crime. --Milton. We are fellows still, Serving alike in sorrow. --Shak. That enormous engine was flanked by two fellows almost of equal magnitude. --Gibbon. Note: Commonly used of men, but sometimes of women. --Judges xi. 37. 2. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man. Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow. --Pope. 3. An equal in power, rank, character, etc. It is impossible that ever Rome Should breed thy fellow. --Shak. 4. One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male. When they be but heifers of one year, . . . they are let go to the fellow and breed. --Holland. This was my glove; here is the fellow of it. --Shak. 5. A person; an individual. She seemed to be a good sort of fellow. --Dickens. 6. In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges. 7. 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. 8. A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society. Note: Fellow is often used in compound words, or adjectively, signifying associate, companion, or sometimes equal. Usually, such compounds or phrases are self-explanatory; as, fellow-citizen, or fellow citizen; fellow-student, or fellow student; fellow-workman, or fellow workman; fellow-mortal, or fellow mortal; fellow-sufferer; bedfellow; playfellow; workfellow. Were the great duke himself here, and would lift up My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles. --Ford.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fellow Fel"low, v. t. To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fellows) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. You use fellow to describe people who are in the same situation as you, or people you feel you have something in common with. She discovered to her pleasure, a talent for making her fellow guests laugh... Even in jail, my fellow inmates treated me with kindness. ADJ: ADJ n 2. A fellow is a man or boy. (INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED) By all accounts, Rodger would appear to be a fine fellow. = chap N-COUNT 3. Your fellows are the people who you work with, do things with, or who are like you in some way. (FORMAL) People looked out for one another and were concerned about the welfare of their fellows. N-PLURAL: poss N 4. A fellow of an academic or professional association is someone who is a specially elected member of it, usually because of their work or achievements or as a mark of honour. ...the fellows of the Zoological Society of London. N-COUNT: usu N of n

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fel'-o (chabher, rea`; hetairos): Meant originally a "partner," from fe, "property," and lag, "to lay," then "a companion," "an equal," "a person or individual," "a worthless person."

(1) As "companion" it is the translation of chabher, "associate," "companion," "friend" (also chabbar, Job 41:6), where we have the original sense of partnership, translated "bands" the Revised Version (British and American), the King James Version "companions"); Ps 45:7, "God hath anointed thee .... above thy fellows"; of habhrah (Ec 4:10; Da 7:20); of rea`, "companion," "friend," "another" (Ex 2:13; Jud 7:13,14,22); re`ah (or ra`yah), "a female friend" (Jud 11:37, "I and my fellows," the Revised Version (British and American) "companions"; here the King James Version applies "fellow" to a female; compare Baruch 6:43, "She reproacheth her fellow," he plesion); in Jud 11:38, "companions" is the translation of `amith, "fellowship"; `amith (Zec 13:7, "the man that is my fellow," literally, "the man of my fellowship"); hetairos, "companion" (Mt 11:16); metochos, "partner"; (compare Lu 5:7; Heb 1:9, quoted from Ps 45:7, Septuagint for chabher).

(2) As an individual or person "fellow" is the translation of 'ish, "a man," "an individual": "make this fellow return" (1Sa 29:4 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "the man"); in the same verse "fellow" is supplied instead of "he"; "fellow" in 1611 meant simply "a man," and it is difficult to say in what passages the ideas of "worthless," etc., are meant to be implied; probably, however, in Jud 18:25, where the Hebrew is simply 'enosh, "man," and the text is almost the only deviation from the rendering "man," "men," "lest angry (margin, Revised Version "bitter of soul") fellows fall upon you"; also Ac 17:5, aner, "a man," "certain lewd fellows of the baser sort," the Revised Version (British and American) "vile fellows"; compare 2Sa 6:20, "vain (req) fellows" (supplied); /APC 1Macc 10:61, "contain pestilent fellows" (aner); Ecclesiasticus 8:15, "a bold fellow" (tolmeros), the Revised Version (British and American) "a rash man"; in several places of the Old Testament "fellow" represents zeh, "this," and in these instances there seems to be something of worthlessness or contempt implied (1Sa 21:15; 25:21; 1Ki 22:27; 2Ki 9:11, and, as before, 1Sa 29:4 the Revised Version (British and American)); in the New Testament also "fellow" often represents houtos, "this," and in most of these cases the King James Version seems to intend something depreciatory to be understood; the Revised Version (British and American) gives simply "man" (Mt 12:24; 26:61,71; Lu 22:59; 23:2; Joh 9:29; Ac 18:13); so Ecclesiasticus 13:23, "If the poor man speaks, they say, What fellow is this?" the Revised Version (British and American) "who is this?" /APC 1Macc 4:5, "These fellows flee from us," the Revised Version (British and American) "these men." the Revised Version (British and American) has "fellows" for "persons" (Jud 9:4), for "men" (Jud 11:3); "base fellows" for "men the children of Belial" ( De 13:13), margin, "sons of worthlessness"; the American Standard Revised Version "worthless fellow" for "son of Belial" (1Sa 25:17,25), "base fellows" for "sons of Belial" (Jud 19:22; 20:13, etc.); the Revised Version (British and American) has also "companions" for "fellows" (Jud 11:37; Eze 37:19; Da 2:13), "each man his fellow" for "one another" (2Ki 3:23); "fellow by" for "neighbor in" (1Ki 20:35).

Fellow-citizen, Fellow-disciple, Fellow-heirs, Yokefellow, etc. In composition, "fellow" always means partner or companion.

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Companion, associate, comrade. 2. Equal, peer, compeer. 3. Mate, counterpart, match. 4. [Eng.] Member (of a college, participating in its instruction and sharing its revenues).

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