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Fellow Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    fellow n
  1. a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss" [syn: chap, feller, lad, gent, fella, blighter, cuss]
  2. a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" [syn: companion, comrade, familiar, associate]
  3. a person who is member of your class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers" [syn: colleague, confrere]
  4. an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?" [syn: buster]
  5. 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" [syn: boyfriend, beau, swain, young man]
Fellow Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Fellow \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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Fellow'

A fellow in the broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade. The term fellow is also used to describe a person, particularly by those in the upper social classes. It is most often used in an academic context: a fellow is often part of an elite group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of knowledge or practice.

The title of research fellow is used to denote an academic research position at a university or a similar institution.

The title of Teaching fellow is used to denote an academic teaching position at a university or similar institution.

The title fellow might be given to an academic member of staff upon retirement who continues to be affiliate to a university institution in the United Kingdom.

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'Fellow' in famous quotation sentence

* I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. (On construction of reviewing stands for inauguration of his successor John F Kennedy) - Dwight D Eisenhower

* The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them that's the essense of inhumanity. - George Bernard Shaw

* There's nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway

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  • Republic, Found: The relationship between the Declaration and Constitution
    National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases. Read more on this news related to 'Fellow'
  • Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk
    Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk. Costa and five other South American players refused to leave France last weekend with the rest of the team to return to Donetsk for Shakhtar's first match of the season on Tuesday. &# Read more on this news related to 'Fellow'
  • Man Held After Fellow Climber Falls To His Death
    A man has been arrested after a fellow climber plunged to his death from a coastal cliff. A 51-year-old man was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough after falling at Kettleness Point, near Runswick Bay, north of Whitby, at around 12.40pm on Friday. North Yorkshire Police said a man his 20s, from the Whitby area, had been arrested and bailed pending fu Read more on this news related to 'Fellow'

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