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English noun: fellow

1. fellow (person) a boy or man

SamplesThat chap is your host.
There's a fellow at the door.
He's a likable cuss.
He's a good bloke.

Synonymsblighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, gent, lad

Broader (hypernym)male, male person

Narrower (hyponym)dog

2. fellow (person) a friend who is frequently in the company of another

SamplesDrinking companions.
Comrades in arms.

Synonymsassociate, companion, comrade, familiar

Broader (hypernym)friend

Narrower (hyponym)date, escort, playfellow, playmate, tovarich, tovarisch

3. fellow (person) a person who is member of one's class or profession

SamplesThe surgeon consulted his colleagues.
He sent e-mail to his fellow hackers.

Synonymscolleague, confrere

Broader (hypernym)associate

4. fellow (quantity) one of a pair

SamplesHe lost the mate to his shoe.
One eye was blue but its fellow was brown.


Broader (hypernym)singleton

Part meronymbrace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

5. fellow (person) a member of a learned society

SamplesHe was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association.

Broader (hypernym)fellow member, member

6. fellow (person) an informal form of address for a man

SamplesSay, fellow, what are you doing?.
Hey buster, what's up?.

Synonymsbuster, dude

Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

7. fellow (person) a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

SamplesIf I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked.

Synonymsbeau, boyfriend, swain, young man

Broader (hypernym)adult male, lover, man

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