American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colleague; a fellow-member; an associate in something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fellow member of a fraternity; intimate associate.
- n. a person who is member of one's class or profession
- Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōnfrāter : Latin com-, com- + Latin frāter, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The President of Carleton University, we remember best as the youthful Chairman of the CBC, but prior to that, Mr. Dunton had studied at McGill and Cambridge while his confrere was attending the University of Montreal and the Sorbonne.”
“The doctor looked after him with a queer expression in his eyes and then called his confrere to the pallet.”
“Some of them walked alone, briskly, in a great hurry; others demonstrated a skilful tardiness, stopping to talk politely to a journalist, and to give him notes of the day's meeting, or continuing, with a 'confrere' who was not an Academician, the conversation begun in the room of the 'pas-perdus'; it was the Bourse of consultations that was just closed.”
“Does he imagine, the young 'confrere', that I am going to believe his time so fully occupied that he must make a special arrangement to give me an hour?”
“He did not lose himself in idle words, the young 'confrere', any more than in useless details.”
“Although Balzajette read only a morning paper, and never opened a book, he had heard of Saniel's reputation, and because he was young he thought he might manage this 'confrere', who seemed destined to make a good position.”
“Decidedly, he understood life, the young 'confrere'; he might be called in consultation with his heavy appearance and careless toilet, there was no danger of rivalry.”
“Well, to resume, what shall I tell you, young 'confrere'?”
“Before a 'confrere' she was certain he would not ask her dangerous questions.”
“a skilful tardiness, stopping to talk politely to a journalist, and to give him notes of the day's meeting, or continuing, with a 'confrere' who was not an Academician, the conversation begun in the room of the”
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