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[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?"

Misc. Definitions

\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 xi. 3
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2. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man. Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow. --Pope.
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; workfellow. Were the great duke himself here, and would lift up My head to fellow pomp amongst his nobles. --Ford.
\Fel"low\, v. t. To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Obs.] --Shak.

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