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COLLEAGUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does colleague mean? 

COLLEAGUE (noun)
  The noun COLLEAGUE has 2 senses:

1. an associate you work with
2. a person who is member of your class or profession

  Familiarity information: COLLEAGUE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COLLEAGUE (noun)


Sense 1colleague [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An associate you work with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

co-worker; colleague; fellow worker; workfellow

Hypernyms ("colleague" is a kind of...):

associate (a person who joins with others in some activity)


Sense 2colleague [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is member of your class or profession

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

confrere; colleague; fellow

Context examples:

the surgeon consulted his colleagues / he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers

Hypernyms ("colleague" is a kind of...):

associate (a person who joins with others in some activity)


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