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.

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

Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow.

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;

Were the great duke himself here, and would lift
up My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles.

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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