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teach·er

 (tē′chər)
n.
One who teaches, especially one hired to teach.

teach′er·ly adj.

teacher

(ˈtiːtʃə)
n
1. (Professions) a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
2. a personified concept that teaches: nature is a good teacher.
ˈteacherless adj

teach•er

(ˈti tʃər)

n.
a person who teaches.

teacher

  • fescue - A pointer, such as that used by a teacher, having originally meant "a straw or twig."
  • docent, docible, docile - Docent comes from Latin docere, "to teach"; docible is "capable of learning" and docile first meant "teachable."
  • Socratic method - A teaching technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
  • tuition - First meant taking care of something, then teaching or instruction, especially for a fee.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teacher - a person whose occupation is teachingteacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
art teacher - someone who teaches art
Bahai - a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
catechist - one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
private instructor, tutor, coach - a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
dance master, dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
demonstrator - a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
docent - a teacher at some universities
educator, pedagog, pedagogue - someone who educates young people
English professor, English teacher - someone who teaches English
French teacher - someone who teaches French
governess - a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)
instructress - a woman instructor
math teacher, mathematics teacher - someone who teaches mathematics
missionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
music teacher - someone who teaches music
preceptor, don - teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
reading teacher - someone who teaches students to read
riding master - someone who teaches horsemanship
school teacher, schoolteacher - a teacher in a school below the college level
science teacher - someone who teaches science
section man - someone who teaches a section of a large college course
teaching fellow - a graduate student with teaching responsibilities
teacher-student relation - the academic relation between teachers and their students
2.teacher - a personified abstraction that teaches; "books were his teachers"; "experience is a demanding teacher"
abstract, abstraction - a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

teacher

noun instructor, coach, tutor, don, guide, professor, trainer, lecturer, guru, mentor, educator, handler, schoolteacher, pedagogue, dominie (Scot.), master or mistress, schoolmaster or schoolmistress I'm a teacher with 21 years' experience.
Quotations
"We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master" [Maria Montessori The Absorbent Mind]
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops" [Henry Brooks Adams The Education of Henry Adams]
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence" [A. Bronson Alcot]
"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches" [George Bernard Shaw Maxims for Revolutionists]
"I owe a lot to my teachers and mean to pay them back some day" [Stephen Leacock]
"It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster" [Seneca]

teacher

noun
One who educates:
Translations
مُدَرِّسمُعَلِّم
učitel-ka
lærerlærerinde
instruisto
آموزاننده
opettaja
učiteljučiteljicanastavnicanastavnik
oktatópedagógustanártanárnőtanító
kennari
教師
교사
magistermagistra
učiteljučiteljica
учитеључитељица
lärarelärarinna
mwalimu
ครู
giáo viên

teacher

[ˈtiːtʃəʳ]
A. N (in secondary school) → profesor(a) m/f; (in primary school) → maestro/a m/f
French teacherprofesor(a) m/f de francés
B. CPD teacher training N (Brit) → formación f pedagógica
teacher training college N (for primary schools) → escuela f normal; (for secondary schools) → Instituto m de Ciencias de la EducaciónICE m
see also pet A2

teacher

[ˈtiːtʃər] n (gen)enseignant(e) m/f; (in secondary school)professeur mf; (in primary school)instituteur/trice m/f, professeur mf des écoles
I'm a teacher with 21 years' experience → Je suis enseignant et j'ai 21 ans d'expérience.
He's a primary school teacher → Il est instituteur., Il est professeur des écoles.
Thomas is a French teacher → Thomas est professeur de français.
Melanie is a history teacher → Melanie est professeur d'histoire.
six teenagers and their teacher → six adolescents et leur professeurteacher certification n (US)habilitation f à enseignerteacher evaluation n (US)évaluation f pédagogiqueteacher-pupil ratio ntaux m d'encadrement, ratio m professeur élèvesteacher's pet nchouchou mf du professeurteacher training n (British)formation f pédagogique (des enseignants)teacher training college ninstitut universitaire de formation des maîtres, IUFMtea chest n (British)caisse f à théteach-in [ˈtiːtʃɪn] nséminaire m

teacher

nLehrer(in) m(f); university teachersHochschullehrer pl, → Lehrkräfte plan (den) Universitäten (form); teachers of English, English teachersEnglischlehrer pl; she is a German teachersie ist Deutschlehrerin

teacher

[ˈtiːtʃəʳ] n (gen) → insegnante m/f; (in secondary school) → professore/essa; (in primary school) → maestro/a
French teacher → insegnante di francese

teach

(tiːtʃ) past tense, past participle taught (toːt) verb
to give knowledge, skill or wisdom to a person; to instruct or train (a person). She teaches English / the piano; Experience has taught him nothing.
ˈteacher noun
a person who teaches, especially in a school.
teaching noun
1. the work of teacher. Teaching is a satisfying job; (also adjective) the teaching staff of a school.
2. guidance or instruction. She followed her mother's teaching.
3. something that is taught. one of the teachings of Christ.

teacher

مُدَرِّس učitel lærer Lehrer δάσκαλος maestro opettaja professeur učitelj insegnante 教師 교사 onderwijzer lærer nauczyciel professor учитель lärare ครู öğretmen giáo viên 教师

teacher

n maestro -tra mf, profesor -ra mf
References in classic literature ?
But Vassily Lukitch was thinking of nothing but the necessity of learning the grammar lesson for the teacher, who was coming at two.
I had learned from somebody that the way to begin to read was to learn the alphabet, so I tried in all the ways I could think of to learn it,--all of course without a teacher, for I could find no one to teach me.
Of course the teacher who had not said it, indicated the rival who had, whom Miss Monflathers frowningly requested to hold her peace; by that means throwing the informing teacher into raptures of joy.
Anytus is the type of the narrow-minded man of the world, who is indignant at innovation, and equally detests the popular teacher and the true philosopher.
I was one of the last to go out, and in passing the tables, I saw one teacher take a basin of the porridge and taste it; she looked at the others; all their countenances expressed displeasure, and one of them, the stout one, whispered -
But still I could not fully understand the meaning of what my Teacher had told me concerning "light" and "shade" and "perspective"; and I did not hesitate to put my difficulties before him.
As the days passed into weeks, even the teacher praised him, for he saw him attentive, hard working, and wide awake, always the first to come in the morning, and the last to leave when school was over.
Aunt Elizabeth Swift, a grey competent- looking widow with money in the Winesburg Na- tional Bank, lived there with her daughter Kate Swift, a school teacher. The school teacher was thirty years old and had a neat trim-looking figure.
You know, teacher. But I call her `Mother Lavendar' and I love her next best to father.
The teacher, a grave, elderly man, interfered; then turned his back a moment and Tom pulled a boy's hair in the next bench, and was absorbed in his book when the boy turned around; stuck a pin in another boy, presently, in order to hear him say "Ouch!" and got a new reprimand from his teacher.
On my saying that I should like to see her write again, the teacher who sat beside her, bade her, in their language, sign her name upon a slip of paper, twice or thrice.
Reuter parleyed with her teacher. The face of the latter was a little flushed, not a little troubled; there was vexation in it, whence resulting I know not, for the directress looked very placid indeed; she could not be scolding in such gentle whispers, and with so equable a mien; no, it was presently proved that her discourse had been of the most friendly tendency, for I heard the closing words--