Definitions for: Fellow


[n] 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"
[n] a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"
[n] a person who is member of your class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
[n] a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
[n] an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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

Synonyms: beau, blighter, boyfriend, buster, chap, colleague, companion, comrade, confrere, cuss, familiar, fella, feller, gent, lad, swain, young man

See Also: adult male, associate, date, dog, escort, friend, lover, male, male person, man, playfellow, playmate

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