[fel-oh] /ˈfɛl oʊ/
a man or boy:
a fine old fellow; a nice little fellow.
Informal. beau; suitor:
Mary had her fellow over to meet her folks.
Informal. person; one:
They don’t treat a fellow very well here.
a person of small worth or no esteem.
a companion; comrade; associate:
They have been fellows since childhood.
a person belonging to the same rank or class; equal; peer:
The doctor conferred with his fellows.
one of a pair; mate; match:
a shoe without its fellow.
a member of any of certain learned societies:
a fellow of the British Academy.
Obsolete. a partner.
verb (used with object)
to make or represent as equal with another.
Archaic. to produce a fellow to; match.
belonging to the same class or group; united by the same occupation, interests, etc.; being in the same condition:
fellow students; fellow sufferers.
a man or boy
an informal word for boyfriend
(informal) one or oneself: a fellow has to eat
a person considered to be of little importance or worth
(at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a member of the governing body of a college, who is usually a member of the teaching staff
a member of the governing body or established teaching staff at any of various universities or colleges
a postgraduate student employed, esp for a fixed period, to undertake research and, often, to do some teaching
one of a pair; counterpart; mate: looking for the glove’s fellow
a member of any of various learned societies: Fellow of the British Academy
c.1200, from Old English feolaga “fellow, partner,” from Old Norse felagi, from fe “money” (see fee) + verbal base denoting “lay” (see lay (v.)). Sense is of “one who puts down money with another in a joint venture.” Used familiarly since mid-15c. for “man, male person,” but not etymologically masculine.
University senses (mid-15c.), corresponding to Latin socius) evolved from notion of “one of the corporation who constitute a college” and who are paid from its revenues. First record of fellow-traveler in sense of “one who sympathizes with the Communist movement but is not a party member,” is from 1936, translating Russian poputchik. The literal sense is attested in English from 1610s.
noun 1. a kindred creature, especially a fellow human being.
noun 1. sympathetic feeling; sympathy: to have fellow feeling for the unfortunate. 2. a sense of joint interest: to act out of fellow feeling to support one’s country. noun 1. mutual sympathy or friendship 2. an opinion held in common n. 1610s, an attempt to translate Latin compassio and Greek sympatheia. It yielded a back-formed […]
[fel-oh-lee] /ˈfɛl oʊ li/ adjective 1. sociable or friendly. adverb 2. in a sociable or friendly manner.
[fel-oh-man] /ˈfɛl oʊˈmæn/ noun, plural fellowmen. 1. another member of the human race, especially a kindred human being: Don’t deny full recognition to your fellowmen.