[syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fellow \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. --Shak.
That enormous engine was flanked by two fellows
almost of equal magnitude. --Gibbon.
Note: Commonly used of men, but sometimes of women. --Judges
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
My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fellow \Fel"low\, v. t.
To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Obs.] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow
at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
[syn: chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent,
blighter, cuss, bloke]
2: a friend who is frequently in the company of another;
"drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" [syn: companion,
comrade, fellow, familiar, associate]
3: a person who is member of one's class or profession; "the
surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his
fellow hackers" [syn: colleague, confrere, fellow]
4: one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was
blue but its fellow was brown" [syn: mate, fellow]
5: a member of a learned society; "he was elected a fellow of
the American Physiological Association"
6: an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are
you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?" [syn: fellow, dude,
7: 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" [syn:
boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
367 Moby Thesaurus words for "fellow":
Adamite, Casanova, Don Juan, Greek, Lothario, Romeo, abecedarian,
accessory, accompanier, accompanist, accompanying, accompanyist,
ace, acquaintance, adjunct, advocate, affiliate, affiliated,
allied, ally, alter ego, amigo, amoroso, analogon, analogue,
associate, associated, attendant, attending, auxiliary, backer,
bastard, beau, bedfellow, bedmate, being, belonger, best friend,
bird, bloke, body, bosom buddy, bosom friend, boy, boyfriend,
brother, brother-in-arms, bub, bubba, buck, bud, buddy, bugger,
bunkie, bunkmate, butty, caballero, camarade, card-carrier,
card-carrying member, cardholder, casual acquaintance, cat,
cavalier, cavaliere servente, certified teacher, chamberfellow,
chap, character, charter member, chum, classmate,
close acquaintance, close copy, close friend, close match, clubber,
clubman, clubwoman, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjutor,
coadjuvant, coefficient, coequal, cognate, cohort, coincident,
collaborative, collateral, colleague, collective, collectivist,
collectivistic, collusive, colt, comate, combined, commensal,
committeeman, common, communal, communalist, communalistic,
communist, communistic, communitarian, companion, companion piece,
company, compatriot, compeer, complement, comrade, concerted,
concomitant, concordant, concurrent, confederate, confidant,
confidante, confrere, congenator, congener, conjoint, conniving,
consociate, consort, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist,
cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, coordinate, copartner, copy,
correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, coupled,
creature, crony, cub, customer, dead ringer, ditto, docent, doctor,
dominie, don, double, duck, dues-paying member, duplicate,
earthling, ecumenic, educationist, educator, effigy, enlistee,
enrollee, equal, equipollent, equivalent, esquire, exact likeness,
familiar, favorer, feller, fellow creature, fellow member,
fellow student, fellowman, flame, fledgling, fraternity man,
friend, gallant, gee, geezer, gent, gentleman, gigolo, girl friend,
gossip, groundling, guide, guildsman, guru, guy, hand, harmonious,
harmonized, he, head, hobbledehoy, homo, honorary member, human,
human being, icon, idol, image, inamorato, individual, initiate,
inseparable friend, insider, instructor, intimate, jasper, joined,
joiner, joint, joker, kid, kindred spirit, lad, laddie,
lady-killer, life, life member, like, likeness, living image,
living picture, living soul, love, love-maker, lover, maestro, man,
manchild, master, match, mate, melamed, member, mentor, messmate,
miniature, mirroring, model, mortal, muchacho, mullah, mutual,
near duplicate, necker, neighbor, noncompetitive, nose, obverse,
old crony, old man, one, one of us, opposite number, other self,
paired, pal, pandit, parallel, pard, pardner, partisan, partner,
party, pedagogist, pedagogue, peer, pendant, person, personage,
personality, petter, philanderer, photograph, pickup, picture,
playfellow, playmate, pledge, portrait, preceptor, professor,
pundit, pup, puppy, rabbi, reciprocal, reflection, related,
repository, resemblance, rival, roommate, rubbing, schoolboy,
schoolfellow, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolmate,
schoolteacher, second self, seducer, semblance, shadow, sheik,
shipmate, side partner, sidekick, similitude, simulacrum,
simultaneous, single, sister, socius, somebody, someone, sonny,
sonny boy, sorority girl, sorority woman, soul, soul mate,
spit and image, spitting image, squire, starets, stud, such,
suchlike, sugar daddy, suitor, supporter, swain, sweetheart,
symbiotic, sympathizer, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, tally,
teacher, teammate, tellurian, terran, the like of, the likes of,
trace, tracing, twin, uncompetitive, very image, very picture,
well-wisher, whelp, workfellow, worldling, yokefellow, yokemate,
young man, youth