A fellow in the broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade. The term fellow is also used to describe a person, particularly by those in the upper social classes. It is most often used in an academic context: a fellow is often part of an elite group of learned people who are awarded fellowship to work together as peers in the pursuit of knowledge or practice. The fellows may include visiting professors, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral researchers.
Famous quotes containing the word fellow:
“One fellow I was dating in medical school ... was a veterinarian and he wanted to get married. I said, but youre going to be moving to Minneapolis, and he said, oh, you can quit and Ill take care of you. I said, Go.”
—Sylvia Beckman (b. c. 1931)
“That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“A fellow of no mark nor livelihood.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)