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pro·fes·sor

 (prə-fĕs′ər)
n.
1.
a. A college or university teacher who ranks above an associate professor.
b. A teacher or instructor.
2. One who professes.

[Middle English professour, from Old French professeur, from Latin professor, from professus, past participle of profitērī, to profess; see profess.]

pro′fes·so′ri·al (prō′fĭ-sôr′ē-əl, prŏf′ĭ-) adj.
pro′fes·so′ri·al·ly adv.
pro·fes′sor·ship′ n.

professor

(prəˈfɛsə)
n
1. (Education) the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair
2. (Education) chiefly US and Canadian any teacher in a university or college. See also associate professor, assistant professor, full professor
3. a person who claims skill and instructs others in some sport, occupation, etc
4. a person who professes his opinions, beliefs, etc
[C14: from Medieval Latin: one who has made his profession in a religious order, from Latin: a public teacher; see profess]
professorial adj
ˌprofesˈsorially adv

pro•fes•sor

(prəˈfɛs ər)

n.
1. a college or university teacher of the highest academic rank in a particular field.
2. any teacher who has the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor.
3. a teacher.
4. an instructor in some art or skilled sport.
5. a person who professes his or her sentiments, beliefs, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
pro•fes′sor•ate, pro•fes•so•ri•ate (ˌproʊ fəˈsɔr i ɪt, -ˈsoʊr-, ˌprɒf ə-) n.
pro`fes•so′ri•al, adj.
pro•fes′sor•ship`, n.

professor

teacher
1. 'professor'

In a British university, a professor is the most senior teacher in a department.

Professor Cole is giving a lecture today.
She was professor of English at Strathclyde University.

In an American or Canadian university or college, a professor is a senior teacher. He or she is not necessarily the most senior teacher in a department.

He's a physics professor at Harvard.
My professor allowed me to retake the test.
2. 'teacher'

Don't use 'professor' to refer to a person who teaches at a school or similar institution. Use teacher.

I'm a qualified French teacher.
The teacher set us some homework.

professor

A teacher at a college or university, especially the most senior in a particular field.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or universityprofessor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
academic, faculty member, academician - an educator who works at a college or university
assistant professor - a teacher or lower rank than an associate professor
associate professor - a teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor
full professor - a professor of the highest rank
Regius professor - holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
visiting professor - a professor visiting another college or university to teach for a limited time

professor

noun don (Brit.), fellow (Brit.), prof (informal), head of faculty a professor of economics at East Chepstow University
Quotations
"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep" [W.H. Auden]
Translations
أُسْتَاذ جَامِعِيأُسْتاذ جامِعيبروفيسور، رَئيس قِسْم في الجامِعَه
profesor-ka
professorlektor
opettajaprofessori
פרופ
profesorprofesorica
professzortanszékvezetõ egyetemi tanáregyetemi tanárfõiskolai tanár
háskólakennariprófessor
教授
교수
professor
dėstytojoprofesoriaus vietaprofesorius
pasniedzejsprofesors
profesor
professor
mwalimu
ศาสตราจารย์
profesörhocaöğretim görevlisi
giáo sư

professor

[prəˈfesəʳ] N
1. (Brit, US) (Univ) → catedrático/a m/f (de universidad)
Professor Cameronel catedrático Cameron
he is a professor of economicses catedrático de economía
full professorcatedrático/a m/f (de universidad)
see also assistant B
see also associate E
2. (US) (= teacher) → profesor(a) m/f (universitario/a)
a science professorun profesor de ciencias

professor

[prəˈfɛsər] n
professeur(e) m/f (titulaire d'une chaire)
He's the French professor
BUT Il est titulaire de la chaire de français.
(US) (= lecturer) → professeur m

professor

n
Professor(in) m(f); (US: = lecturer of highest rank) → Dozent(in) m(f); the professorsdie Professorenschaft
(of a faith)Bekenner(in) m(f)

professor

[prəˈfɛsəʳ] n (Univ) (Brit) → docente m/f (Am) (teacher) → professore/essa

professor

(prəˈfesə) noun
(often abbreviated to Prof. when written).
1. a university teacher who is the head of a department. He is a professor of English at Leeds; Professor Jones.
2. (American) a university teacher.
ˌprofesˈsorial (profəˈsoː-) adjective
proˈfessorship noun
the post of a professor.

professor

أُسْتَاذ جَامِعِي profesor professor Professor καθηγητής profesor professori professeur d’université profesor professore 教授 교수 professor professor profesor catedrático профессор professor ศาสตราจารย์ profesör giáo sư 教授
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Here the lecture began, but Jo heard very little of it, for while Professor Sands was prosing away about Belzoni, Cheops, scarabei, and hieroglyphics, she was covertly taking down the address of the paper, and boldly resolving to try for the hundred-dollar prize offered in its columns for a sensational story.
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It's strange, cousin," said Miss Ophelia, "one might almost think you were a professor, to hear you talk.
When Professor Marsh was out here hunting bones for the chapel of Yale University he found skeletons of horses no bigger than a fox, bedded in the rocks, and he said they were ancestors of my father.
When the clock began to strike, a burly professor entered, was received with a round of applause, moved swiftly down the center aisle, said "Gentlemen," and began to talk as he climbed his pulpit steps; and by the time he had arrived in his box and faced his audience, his lecture was well under way and all the pens were going.
The title-page -- Professor Some- body's ANATOMY -- carried no information to her mind; so she began to turn the leaves.
The Other Professor is--well, you won't like him quite so much, perhaps.
What with the physical shocks incidental to my first interview with Professor Challenger and the mental ones which accompanied the second, I was a somewhat demoralized journalist by the time I found myself in Enmore Park once more.
Miss Wilkinson recommended Heidelberg as an excellent place to learn German in and the house of Frau Professor Erlin as a comfortable home.

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