- 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)
- fellini, federico,
- fellow creature,
- fellow feeling,
- fellow servant,
- fellow traveler,
- fellow traveller
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.