from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms.
  • noun Friendship; comradeship.
  • noun A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.
  • noun The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
  • noun The status or position of one who is awarded such a grant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To have fellowship with; admit to fellowship; associate with as a fellow or member of the same body; specifically, to unite with in doctrine and discipline as members of the same sect or church.
  • To be joined in fellowship.
  • noun The condition or relation of being a fellow or associate; mutual association of persons on equal and friendly terms; communion: as, the fellowship of the saints; church fellowship.
  • noun The state or condition of sharing in common; intimate association; joint interest; partnership: as, fellowship in loss.
  • noun A body of fellows or companions; an association of persons having the same tastes, occupations, or interests; a band; a company; a guild: as, the fellowship of civil engineers.
  • noun In arithmetic, the rule of proportions by which the accounts of partners in business are adjusted, so that each partner may have a share of gain, or sustain a share of loss, in proportion to his part of the stock.
  • noun A station of privilege and emolument in English colleges which entitles the holder (called a fellow) to a share in their revenues.
  • noun In colleges and universities of the United States, a scholarship or sum of money granted for one or more years to a graduate student to enable him to pursue his studies either at that college or university or abroad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or relation of being or associate.
  • noun Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.
  • noun A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.
  • noun Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.
  • noun (Eng. & Amer. Universities) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.
  • noun (Arith.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.
  • noun companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.
  • transitive verb (Eccl.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A company of people that shares the same interest or aim.
  • noun A feeling of friendship, relatedness or connection between people.
  • noun A merit-based scholarship.
  • noun A temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research; this may also be called a postdoc.
  • noun medicine A period of supervised, sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician may undertake after completing a specialty training program or residency.
  • noun Christianity Spiritual communion with a divine being.
  • verb transitive To admit to fellowship, enter into fellowship with; to make feel welcome by showing friendship or building a cordial relationship. Now only in religious use.
  • verb intransitive To join in fellowship; to associate with. Now only in religious use, and chiefly U.S.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
  • noun money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
  • noun the state of being with someone


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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