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Webster 1913 Edition


Colleague

Col-league′

(kŏl-lēg′)
,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
To unite or associate with another or with others.
[R.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Colleague

COLLEAGUE

,
Noun.
A partner or associate in the same office, employment or commission, civil or ecclesiastical.
It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

COLLEAGUE

,
Verb.
T.
To unite with in the same office.

Definition 2022


colleague

colleague

English

Noun

colleague (plural colleagues)

  1. A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate.
    • 2013 June 29, A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. [] Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism. Dr Yoshimoto and his colleagues would like to add liver cancer to that list.

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Verb

colleague (third-person singular simple present colleagues, present participle colleaguing, simple past and past participle colleagued)

  1. To unite or associate with another or with others.
    Young Fortinbras,/ Holding a weak supposal of our worth/...Colleagued with the dream of his advantage,/...hath not failed to pester us with message/ Importing the surrender of those lands/Lost by his father. - Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)