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fellow

fel·low

fellow

 
pronunciation:
fe lo
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man or boy.
He's a good fellow.
similar words:
boy, cat, lad, stiff
definition 2: an associate; comrade.
similar words:
ally, associate, brother, cat, companion, company, friend, mate
definition 3: a person of similar class or status to one's own; peer.
similar words:
peer
definition 4: one of a pair; match.
similar words:
companion, mate
definition 5: a member of a scholarly society.
a fellow of the history institute
definition 6: a graduate student at a university or college who receives financial assistance to pursue specific studies.
similar words:
scholar
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to a similar class or occupation, or sharing common sympathies and interests.
Word History
The earliest meaning of fellow in English was "partner." The word "fellow" comes from an early Norse word that meant "fee layer," or a person who lays down money for some enterprise. Those who put their money or property together were partners, or "fellows." In Iceland, the word was also used for a husband or wife.