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Meaning of COLLEAGUE

Pronunciation:  'kâleeg

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is member of your class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
  2. [n]  an associate you work with

COLLEAGUE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: confrere, co-worker, fellow, fellow worker, workfellow
 See Also: associate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col"league\ (k[o^]l"l[=e]g), n. [F. coll[`e]gue, L.
    collega one chosen at the same time with another, a partner
    in office; col- + legare to send or choose as deputy. See
    A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office
    or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or
    Syn: Helper; assistant; coadjutor; ally; associate;
         companion; confederate.
  2. \Col*league"\ (k[o^]l*l[=e]g"), v.t & i.
    To unite or associate with another or with others. [R.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ace, adjunct, aide, ally, amigo, assistant, associate, bedfellow, bedmate, bosom buddy, brother, brother-in-arms, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, coadjutor, cohort, comate, companion, company, compatriot, compeer, comrade, confederate, confrere, consociate, consort, copartner, co-worker, crony, fellow, fellow member, fellow student, girl friend, gossip, helper, mate, messmate, old crony, pal, pard, pardner, partner, playfellow, playmate, roommate, schoolfellow, schoolmate, shipmate, side partner, sidekick, teammate, workfellow, yokefellow, yokemate