F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fel-oh]
    • /ˈfɛl oʊ/
    • /ˈfeləʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-oh]
    • /ˈfɛl oʊ/

Definitions of fellow word

  • noun fellow a man or boy: a fine old fellow; a nice little fellow. 1
  • noun fellow Informal. beau; suitor: Mary had her fellow over to meet her folks. 1
  • noun fellow Informal. person; one: They don't treat a fellow very well here. 1
  • noun fellow a person of small worth or no esteem. 1
  • noun fellow a companion; comrade; associate: They have been fellows since childhood. 1
  • noun fellow a person belonging to the same rank or class; equal; peer: The doctor conferred with his fellows. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of fellow

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English felowe, felawe, late Old English fēolaga < Old Norse fēlagi partner in a joint undertaking, equivalent to fē money, property (cognate with Old English feoh, German Vieh) + -lagi bedfellow, comrade; akin to lair1, lie2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fellow


fellow popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fellow usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for fellow

noun fellow

  • lecturer — a person who lectures.
  • associate — If you associate someone or something with another thing, the two are connected in your mind.
  • assistant — Assistant is used in front of titles or jobs to indicate a slightly lower rank. For example, an assistant director is one rank lower than a director in an organization.
  • professor — a teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university, who has been awarded the title Professor in a particular branch of learning; a full professor: a professor of Spanish literature.
  • companion — A companion is someone who you spend time with or who you are travelling with.

adjective fellow

  • sister — a female offspring having both parents in common with another offspring; female sibling.
  • parallel — parallel processing
  • associated — If one thing is associated with another, the two things are connected with each other.
  • corresponding — parallel; equivalent
  • equivalent — Equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

Antonyms for fellow

noun fellow

  • foe — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
  • stranger — French L'Étranger. a novel (1942) by Albert Camus.
  • pupil — the expanding and contracting opening in the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina.
  • student — a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil: a student at Yale.

Top questions with fellow

  • what is a fellow?
  • how do you do fellow kids?
  • what does fellow mean?
  • what is a fellow at a hospital?
  • steve buscemi how do you do fellow kids?
  • what is a fellow doctor?
  • what is a fellow in medicine?
  • what is a post-doctoral fellow?
  • what is a postdoc fellow?
  • what is a postdoctoral fellow?
  • what is a medical fellow?
  • what is a senior fellow?
  • what is a research fellow?
  • what is fellow?
  • what is a teaching fellow?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?