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Friend vs. Fellow

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The main difference between Friend and Fellow is that the Friend is a relationship between people who have mutual affection for each other and Fellow is a member of a group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of mutual knowledge or practice

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  • Friend (noun)

    A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.

    "John and I have been friends ever since we were roommates at college."

    "Trust is important between friends."

    "I used to find it hard to make friends when I was shy."

  • Friend (noun)

    A boyfriend or girlfriend.

  • Friend (noun)

    An associate who provides assistance.

    "The Automobile Association is every motorist's friend."

    "The police is every law-abiding citizen's friend."

  • Friend (noun)

    A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted

    "a friend of a friend;"

    "I added him as a friend on Facebook, but I hardly know"

    "him."

  • Friend (noun)

    A person who backs or supports something.

    "I’m not a friend of cheap wine."

  • Friend (noun)

    An object or idea that can be used for good.

    "Wiktionary is your friend."

  • Friend (noun)

    Used as a form of address when warning someone.

    "You’d better watch it, friend."

  • Friend (noun)

    A function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.

  • Friend (noun)

    A spring-loaded camming device.

  • Friend (noun)

    A paramour of either sex.

  • Friend (verb)

    To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.

  • Friend (verb)

    To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A colleague or partner.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A companion; a comrade.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.

  • Fellow (noun)

    An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

  • Fellow (noun)

    One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A male person; a man.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A person; an individual, male or female.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A rank or title in the professional world, usually given as "Fellow".

  • Fellow (noun)

    In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.

  • Fellow (noun)

    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.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A member of a literary or scientific society

    "a Fellow of the Royal Society"

  • Fellow (noun)

    The most senior rank or title one can achieve on a technical career in certain companies (though some Fellows also hold business titles such as Vice President or Chief Technology Officer). This is typically found in large corporations in research and development-intensive industries (IBM or Sun Microsystems in information technology, and Boston Scientific in Medical Devices for example). They appoint a small number of senior scientists and engineers as Fellows.

  • Fellow (adjective)

    Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group

    "Roger and his fellow workers are to go on strike."

  • Fellow (verb)

    To suit with; to pair with; to match.

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  • Friend (noun)

    One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society and welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.

  • Friend (noun)

    One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.

  • Friend (noun)

    One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.

  • Friend (noun)

    One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.

  • Friend (noun)

    A paramour of either sex.

  • Friend

    To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.

  • Fellow (noun)

    An equal in power, rank, character, etc.

  • Fellow (noun)

    One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A person; an individual.

  • Fellow (noun)

    In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.

  • Fellow (noun)

    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.

  • Fellow (noun)

    A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.

  • Fellow

    To suit with; to pair with; to match.

Webster Dictionary
  • Friend (noun)

    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust;

    "he was my best friend at the university"

  • Friend (noun)

    an associate who provides assistance;

    "he's a good ally in fight"

    "they were friends of the workers"

  • Friend (noun)

    a person with whom you are acquainted;

    "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"

    "we are friends of the family"

  • Friend (noun)

    a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;

    "all their supporters came out for the game"

    "they are friends of the library"

  • Friend (noun)

    a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)

  • Fellow (noun)

    a boy or man;

    "that chap is your host"

    "there's a fellow at the door"

    "he's a likable cuss"

  • Fellow (noun)

    a person who is frequently in the company of another;

    "drinking companions"

    "comrades in arms"

  • Fellow (noun)

    a person who is member of your class or profession;

    "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"

    "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

  • Fellow (noun)

    an informal form of address for a man;

    "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"

    "Hey buster, what's up?"

  • Fellow (noun)

    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"

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