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 graduate student of a university or college to whom an allowance is granted for special study.
British. an incorporated member of a college, entitled to certain privileges.
a member of the corporation or board of trustees of certain universities or colleges.
a member of any of certain learned societies: a fellow of the British Academy.
Obsolete. a partner.
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.
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How to use fellow in a sentence
Alexander Golding is an MBA fellow at the George Washington University School of Business.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet | jakemeth | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
He even got fellow Canadian Drake to follow him on Instagram.A Canadian Teenager Is One Of The Fastest Soccer Players In The World | Julian McKenzie | September 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Yelena Ionova is a postdoctoral fellow in quality of Medical Products, University of California, San Francisco.The ‘inactive' ingredients in your pills could harm you | By Yelena Ionova/The Conversation | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
Varun Sivaram, visiting senior fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, is the former CTO of ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable-energy company.To confront the climate crisis, the US should launch a National Energy Innovation Mission | Amy Nordrum | September 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
This Tuesday, I will be asking my fellow Board members to allow businesses to open up, if they can operate safely and NOT to enforce the State rules.Morning Report: San Diego Is Ignoring an Untapped Water Source | Voice of San Diego | September 15, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
On Dec. 22, 1799, Sands told her cousins that she would be leaving to elope with a fellow boarder named Levi Weeks that night.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He has even joked about how his fellow Republicans attack him.
At least 29 fellow Republicans must vote against Boehner for a second ballot to be reached, and that seems very unlikely.
Instead, I spend much of my time criticizing my fellow atheists.
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He controlled himself betimes, bethinking him that, after all, there might be some reason in what this fat fellow said.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Man's enthusiasm in praise of a fellow mortal, is soon damped by the original sin of his nature—rebellious pride!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
It beats punching cows, though—that is, when a fellow discovers that he isn't a successful cowpuncher.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Don't chaff, Shirtings; you're a very good fellow, you know, but I'm not in a laughing humour.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for fellow (1 of 2)
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
(often plural) a companion; comrade; associate
(as modifier): fellow travellers
(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
a person in the same group, class, or condition: the surgeon asked his fellows
(as modifier): fellow students; a fellow sufferer
one of a pair; counterpart; mate: looking for the glove's fellow
British Dictionary definitions for Fellow (2 of 2)
a member of any of various learned societies: Fellow of the British Academy
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fellow
see regular guy (fellow); strange bedfellows.
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