What does the word colleague mean?

Usage examples for colleague

  1. He chose as a colleague, to share his responsibility, the Rev. – A Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818 [Samuel John Mills] by Elisabeth G. Stryker
  2. His uncle trusted everything to him, and finally made him his colleague on the throne. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  3. We had made no effort to convert our colleague. – The School and the World by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell