colleague

(redirected from colleagues)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

col·league

 (kŏl′ēg′)
n.
A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate. See Synonyms at partner.

[French collègue, from Latin collēga : com-, com- + lēgāre, to depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

col′league·ship′ n.

colleague

(ˈkɒliːɡ)
n
a fellow worker or member of a staff, department, profession, etc
[C16: from French collègue, from Latin collēga one selected at the same time as another, from com- together + lēgāre to choose]

col•league

(ˈkɒl ig)

n.
an associate; fellow worker or fellow member of a profession.
[1515–25; < Middle French collegue < Latin collēga=col- col-1 + -lēga, derivative of legere to choose, gather]
col′league•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colleague - an associate that one works withcolleague - an associate that one works with  
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
2.colleague - a person who is member of one's class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"

colleague

noun fellow worker, partner, ally, associate, assistant, team-mate, companion, comrade, helper, collaborator, confederate, auxiliary, workmate, coadjutor (rare), confrère Three of my colleagues have been made redundant.

colleague

noun
1. One that is very similar to another in rank or position:
2. One who is united in a relationship with another:
Translations
زَمِيلزَميل في العَمَل
kolega
kollega
kollega
kolega
kartárskolléga
samstarfsmaîur
同僚
동료
kolēģis
kolega
kollega
เพื่อนร่วมงาน
meslektaşçalışma arkadaşı
đồng nghiệp

colleague

[ˈkɒliːg] Ncolega mf

colleague

[ˈkɒliːg] ncollègue mf

colleague

nKollege m, → Kollegin f; my colleagues at workmeine Arbeitskollegen

colleague

[ˈkɒliːg] ncollega m/f

colleague

(ˈkoliːg) noun
a person with whom one is associated in a profession or occupation. He gets on well with his colleagues.

colleague

زَمِيل kolega kollega Kollege συνάδελφος colega kollega collègue kolega collega 同僚 동료 collega kollega kolega colega коллега kollega เพื่อนร่วมงาน meslektaş đồng nghiệp 同事

colleague

n. colega; compañero-a.

colleague

n colega mf
References in classic literature ?
His colleagues, after their first disappointment at being beaten, joined forces with Professor Bumper in exploring the old city, and made many valuable discoveries.
She has declared her wish to leave, and has assumed an attitude towards myself and my colleagues which we cannot, consistently with our duty to ourselves and her fellow students, pass over.
As the count's title sounded on his ear he rose, and addressing his colleagues, who were members of one or the other Chamber, he said, -- "Gentlemen, pardon me for leaving you so abruptly; but a most ridiculous circumstance has occurred, which is this, -- Thomson & French, the Roman bankers, have sent to me a certain person calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo, and have given him an unlimited credit with me.
Today I sat before my colleagues like a bear's cub or a plucked sparrow, so that I fairly burned with shame.
Names came up in our talk, names of our colleagues in the same employ, and, naturally enough, I asked after P-.
But I differ from my colleagues, and like to leave nothing behind me.
He soon found, however, that matters had gone too far, and the minds of his colleagues had become too firmly bent upon the measure, to render any opposition of avail.
For which purpose, the wiser sort of great persons, bring in ever upon the stage somebody upon whom to derive the envy, that would come upon themselves; sometimes upon ministers and servants; sometimes upon colleagues and associates; and the like; and for that turn there are never wanting, some persons of violent and undertaking natures, who, so they may have power and business, will take it at any cost.
My scientific education having been somewhat neglected, I was unable to follow the whole argument, but it was evident that the English Professor had handled his subject in a very aggressive fashion, and had thoroughly annoyed his Continental colleagues.
I thought of my uncle and of his colleagues in the Cabinet, of the shame which I had brought upon him, upon myself, upon every one connected with me.
But close as Flambeau was to the house, he heard the words of his colleagues by the wall, and repeated them in a low voice.
The proprietor gathered, however, that he had every confidence in the zeal of his still active colleagues.