fellow

Definitions

  • A Speech, Thanking his Fellow Countrymen 078
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fellow 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 fellow a boy or man "that chap is your host","there's a fellow at the door","he's a likable cuss","he's a good bloke"
    • n fellow a person who is member of one's class or profession "the surgeon consulted his colleagues","he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
    • n fellow a friend who is frequently in the company of another "drinking companions","comrades in arms"
    • n fellow an informal form of address for a man "Say, fellow, what are you doing?","Hey buster, what's up?"
    • n fellow a member of a learned society "he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association"
    • n fellow one of a pair "he lost the mate to his shoe","one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

GOOD-BYE, OLD FELLOW GOOD-BYE, OLD FELLOW
"The big fellow here got angry..." "The big fellow here got angry..."
That's the worst of these fellows That's the worst of these fellows
Two of our fellow travellers Two of our fellow travellers
"We're gaining a little all the time, fellows!" exclaimed Elmer "We're gaining a little all the time, fellows!" exclaimed Elmer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
    • Fellow A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer. "The fellows of his crime.""We are fellows still,
      Serving alike in sorrow."
      "That enormous engine was flanked by two fellows almost of equal magnitude."
    • Fellow A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man. "Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow ."
    • Fellow A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society. "Were the great duke himself here, and would lift up
      My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles."
    • Fellow A person; an individual. "She seemed to be a good sort of fellow .""They list with women each degenerate name ."
    • Fellow An equal in power, rank, character, etc. "It is impossible that ever Rome
      Should breed thy fellow ."
    • Fellow 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.
    • Fellow In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
    • Fellow 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.""This was my glove; here is the fellow of it."
    • v. t Fellow To suit with; to pair with; to match.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fellow A companion; comrade; mate.
    • n fellow One of the same kind; one of like character or qualities; an equal; a peer or compeer.
    • n fellow One of a pair; one of two things mated or fitted to each other; a mate or match.
    • n fellow A masculine mate: applied to beasts.
    • n fellow In a particular sense, a boon companion; a pleasant, genial associate; a jovial comrade; a man of easy manners and lively disposition: often with the epithet good.
    • n fellow A person in general; an individual: generally used in friendly familiarity of a man, and sometimes humorously of a woman.
    • n fellow A man; a boy; one, in the sense of ‘a person’: in vulgar parlance, commonly applied by the speaker to himself: as, give a fellow a chance; don't be hard on a fellow.
    • n fellow A person of trivial or disreputable character; a man of no esteem: said in contempt.
    • n fellow In England, a graduate member of a college who shares its revenues. See fellowship, 5 . The transition from the scholar to the fellow is here [in the King's College statutes] first clearly defined. It is not until after a three years' probation, during which time it has been ascertained whether the scholar be ingenio, capacitate sensus, moribus, conditionibus, et scientia, dignus, habilis, et idoneus for further study, that the provost and the fellows are empowered to elect him one of their number. Mullinger, Cambridge from the Earliest Times, p. 309.
    • n fellow A full member of an incorporated literary or scientific society.
    • n fellow In the United States:
    • n fellow One of the trustees or a member of the corporation of some colleges.
    • n fellow The name sometimes given to the holder of a fellowship. [Used in composition, fellow denotes community in nature, station, interest, or employment, or mutual association on equal or friendly terms: as, fellow-boarder, fellow-clerk, fellow-guest, fellow-passenger, fellow-pilgrim, fellow-prisoner, fellow-servant, fellow-sinner, fellow-student, fellow-sufferer, fellow-townsman, fellow-traveler, fellow-worker. For other examples, see below.]
    • fellow To make one's fellow; companion with.
    • fellow To suit with; pair with; match.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fellow fel′ō an associate: a companion and equal: one of a pair, a mate: a member of a university who enjoys a fellowship: a member of a scientific or other society: an individual, a person generally: a worthless person
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Quotations

  • Aneurin Bevan
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    “Poor fellow, he suffers from files.”
  • Lech Walesa
    Lech Walesa
    “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being.”
  • Frank A. Clark
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    “If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.”
  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.”
  • Job E. Hodges
    Job E. Hodges
    “Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.”

Idioms

Hail-fellow-well-met - Someone whose behavior is hearty, friendly and congenial.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. felawe, felaghe, Icel. fēlagi, fr. fēlag, companionship, prop., a laying together of property; , property + lag, a laying, pl. lög, law, akin to liggja, to lie. See Fee, and Law Lie to be low
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. felawe—Ice. félagi, a partner in goods, from (Ger. vieh), cattle, property, and lag, a laying together, a law. Cf. Eng. Fee, and Law.

Usage

In literature:

Then two other fellows, named Anthony and Franklin, not quite so big as Jones; their slippers were all right.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
Just at the present time, too, the Fifth was made up of a set of fellows well able to maintain the peculiar traditions of their fellowship.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I don't live in a big house, and my father isn't rich; but I'm just as good as any other fellow, for all that.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
She kissed him goodbye, and Gilbert, honest fellow, was quite satisfied.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
You fellows camp right here and leave that fellow to me.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They tell me there's a fellow down at Rugby makes just as well as Neefit, and never bothers you at all.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The fellow began without hesitation, and spoke as a man whose mind was full of the matter whereon he talked.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
We can't believe that any fellows in Marshallton Tech would go back on their word.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
We were all companions and playmates when out of school, as well as fellow-students therein.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Lazy fellows, who, by skulking, throw their proportion of labour on the shoulders of their shipmates.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I hate revolutionists and assassins, and all those sort of fellows.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Every fellow's eyes searched the room, or, at least, that is true of almost every fellow.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He had had a pretty good time during the "vac.," but, none the less, he should not be sorry to meet again the fellows of his Form.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Why did her father fear this big dominating fellow?
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Now, fellow-members, to the question before the house!
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Every one of those four fellows was dead to the world.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The fellow was a stranger to me, and, unless I am a poor judge, a cut-throat by profession.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
They were rattling good fellows, and had had a very hot time.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
Yet still he found excuses for the fellow he so admired.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The first stickleback was a splendid fellow, with fabulous red and blue gills.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
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In poetry:

Would-be prophets tell us
We shall not re-know
Them that walked our fellows
In the ways below!
"False Prophets" by George MacDonald
None of your dream-stuffs, Fellow,
Looter of Samarcand!
Gold is heavy and yellow,
And value is weighed in the hand!
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
And so when he reached my bed
The General made a stand:
"My brave young fellow," he said,
"I would shake your hand."
"Grand-Père" by Robert W Service
But while time tells upon our pet,
And makes him greyer daily,
He is a noble fellow yet,
And wears his old age gaily.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
CLARIN. A meddling fellow,
Prating, prying, fond of scrapes,
General of all jackanapes,
And most merry when most mellow.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Other Fellows shall arise,
Proud to own a husband's name:
Proud to own their infants' cries--
Harmony the path to fame.
"Julia" by E W Bowling

In news:

Brown, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is urging his fellow Republicans to " calm down " ahead of next week's convention in Tampa, which may coincide with the arrival of Hurricane Isaac.
Fellow Rumbler Michael Cohen thinks that Gov Romney's rough couple of weeks have "likely doomed his already slim chances of being President".
TU's Fellows, Troyanovich notch second place finishes.
Paul with Oprah and fellow matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg.
Under the mistaken idea that she had cast a vote against him in the previous tribal council, tattooed Lex led a coalition against fellow Boran tribe member Kelly.
), the trio's fellow castaways were clearly torn on who to award the million to.
Former Hindu Dharmachari Kumarjeev is in the United States to meet with fellow Buddhists about the work he's doing to assist ex-untouchables and abolish the caste system .
Giorgio Franchetti and his fellow SPQR group members rest after marching through the Roman Forum.
Like his fellow centenarians , Cunningham has learned a few life lessons.
Tough love from a fellow traveler.
Scott Steiner sues TNA, claims fellow wrestler was drunk in ring.
Musician Chely Wright says when she came out as lesbian two years ago only three of her fellow country performers showed their support publicly, reports Huffington Post.
No one on the Miami Heat receives more verbal abuse from fellow teammates than Mario Chalmers.
Within Hours of George Bush's May 3, 2007, announcement that he was naming Charles Millard head of the $64 billion Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), Rick Lazio got an e-mail about it from a fellow JPMorgan Chase executive.
Chuck DeVore is a visiting senior fellow in fiscal policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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In science:

Subsequently, I spent a month from October 5, 1998, at the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, as a UGC visiting fellow.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Then he asks the Guard: “Name me one of my fellows who will be pardoned.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
This research used resources of the Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). T. P. acknowledges support as a Wigner Fellow and staff member at ORNL, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S.
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions
Part of the calculations were performed at the Observatoire de la Cˆote d’Azur as a Henri Poincar´e Fellow.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
The first author is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders (Belgium) (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen).
Degeneration of linear systems through fat points on K3 surfaces
Support from the Harvard Society of Fellows, the Milton Fund, and the Fonds national suisse (R.A.S.) is acknowledged.
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
DRL is a University Research fellow funded by the Royal Society.
The Cosmic Coalescence Rates for Double Neutron Star Binaries
The first author is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders (Belgium) (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen).
Base locus of linear systems on the blowing-up of P^3 along at most 8 general points
There is a Malayalam proverb, ”the lazy fellow will ultimately have to lift the mountain”.
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card
Isn’t this a symptom of a lazy fellow? Well these lazy fellows went on to develop the computer to achieve their rest.
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card
Sloan Fellow and is supported by an NSF Career Grant. 1Indeed, one can prove (1) by expanding det Mn as the sum of n! signs, and observing that all the covariances vanish.
On random $\pm 1$ matrices: Singularity and Determinant
Tao is a Clay Prize Fellow and is supported by a grant from the Packard Foundation. V.
On the singularity probability of random Bernoulli matrices
Sloan Fellow and is supported by an NSF Career Grant.
On the singularity probability of random Bernoulli matrices
The first author was a PIMS postdoctoral fellow at that time.
Sampling from large matrices: an approach through geometric functional analysis
Sloan Fellow and is supported by an NSF Career Grant.
Central limit theorems for random polytopes in a smooth convex set
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