American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search


FEL'LOW, noun [Heb. to tie or connect, to be joined or associated.]

1. A companion; an associate.

In youth I had twelve fellows, like myself.

Each on his fellow for assistance calls.

2. One of the same kind.

A shepherd had one favorite dog; he fed him with his own hand, and took more care of him than of his fellows.

3. An equal.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow saith Jehovah of hosts. Zechariah 13:7.

4. One of a pair, or of two things used together and suited to each other. Of a pair of gloves, we call one the fellow of the other.

5. One equal or like another. Of an artist we say, this man has not his fellow that is, one of like skill.

6. An appellation of contempt; a man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble man; as a mean fellow

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow

7. A member of a college that shares its revenues; or a member of any incorporated society.

8. A member of a corporation; a trustee.

FEL'LOW, verb transitive To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Little Used.]

In composition, fellow denotes community of nature, station or employment.