- 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.
verb (used with object)
Origin of fellow
Examples from the Web for fellow
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|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.
He was a perfect mountain of a fellow, six and a half feet if he was an inch, with shoulders on him like a shorthorn bull.Greenmantle|John Buchan
Indeed the words ‘confound the fellow’ were in the minds of the three men.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
So I thought and reasoned; and at last I determined not to go amongst my fellow men, whatever the result might be.George Borrow|Edward Thomas
I never before saw a fellow who could carry on so many things at the same time and make successes of them all.Frank Merriwell's Races|Burt L. Standish
Tommy was not inclined to check his pace, but a revolver in the hands of the fellow induced him to do so.Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone|G. Harvey Ralphson
- (often plural)a companion; comrade; associate
- (as modifier)fellow travellers
- a person in the same group, class, or conditionthe surgeon asked his fellows
- (as modifier)fellow students; a fellow sufferer
Word Origin for fellow
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.
see regular guy (fellow); strange bedfellows.