Fellow vs Individual - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between fellow and individual

is that fellow is (lb) a colleague or partner while individual is a person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.

As adjectives the difference between fellow and individual

is that fellow is having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group while individual is relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.

As a verb fellow

is to suit with; to pair with; to match.

fellow

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (lb) A colleague or partner.
  • (lb) A companion; a comrade.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:the fellows of his crime
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:We are fellows still, / Serving alike in sorrow.
  • *(Edward Gibbon) (1737-1794)
  • *:That enormous engine was flanked by two fellows almost of equal magnitude.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows , yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
  • A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow .
  • An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:It is impossible that ever Rome / Should breed thy fellow .
  • One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate.
  • *(Philemon Holland) (1552-1637)
  • *:When they be but heifers of one year,they are let go to the fellow and breed.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:This was my glove; here is the fellow of it.
  • (lb) A male person; a man.
  • *1910 , (Saki), ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia :
  • *:‘There'll be about ten girls,’ speculated Rollo, as he drove to the function, ‘and I suppose four fellows , unless the Wrotsleys bring their cousin, which Heaven forbid.’
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“A very welcome, kind, useful present, that means to the parish. By the way, Hopkins, let this go no further. We don't want the tale running round that a rich person has arrived. Churchill, my dear fellow , we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing.
  • (lb) A person; an individual, male or female.
  • *(Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • *:She seemed to be a good sort of fellow .
  • (lb) A rank or title in the professional world, usually given as "Fellow".
  • #In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
  • #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.
  • #A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • #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.
  • #In the US and Canada, a physician who is undergoing a supervised, sub-specialty medical training (fellowship) after completing a specialty training program (residency).
  • Usage notes

    In North America, fellow is less likely to be used for a man in general in comparison to other words that have the same purpose. Nevertheless, it is still used by some. In addition, it has a good bit of use as an academic or medical title or membership.

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * bedfellow * fella * fellow feeling * fellowship * good fellow/goodfellow * hail-fellow-well-met * poor fellow * schoolfellow

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To suit with; to pair with; to match.
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    individual

    English

    Alternative forms

    * individuall (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
  • (legal) A single physical human being as a legal subject, as opposed to a legal person such as a corporation.
  • * 1982 , Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms :
  • Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination […].
  • An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, chapter=Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory, title=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, author=Steven French citation
  • , passage=It is typically held that chairs, trees, rocks, people and many of the so-called ‘everyday’ objects we encounter can be regarded as individuals .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual .}}
  • (lb) An element belonging to a population.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.}}
  • Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a single person or thing) (l), (l) * (intended for a single person or thing) (l), (l)

    Antonyms

    * (relating to a single person or thing) (l) * (intended for a single person or thing) (l), (l), (l)

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