Definitions for teachtitʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

teach*titʃ(v.)taught, teach•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in:

    She teaches mathematics.

  2. to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to:

    He teaches a large class.

  3. (v.i.)to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction, esp. as one's profession or vocation.

    Category: Education

* Syn: teach , instruct , train , educate share the meaning of imparting information, understanding, or skill. teach is the most general of these terms, referring to any practice that furnishes a person with skill or knowledge: to teach children to write.instruct usu. implies a systematic, structured method of teaching: to instruct paramedics in first aid.train stresses the development of a desired proficiency or behavior through practice, discipline, and instruction: to train military recruits. educate stresses the development of reasoning and judgment; it often involves preparing a person for an occupation or for mature life: to educate the young.

Origin of teach:

bef. 900; ME techen, OE tǣcan; akin to token


  1. Edward (“Blackbeard”), died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Teach, Edward Teach, Thatch, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard(verb)

    an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

  2. teach, learn, instruct(verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to

    "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

  3. teach(verb)

    accustom gradually to some action or attitude

    "The child is taught to obey her parents"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. teach(verb)ʃ

    to instruct students in their learning

    She's been teaching for over twenty years.; Do you prefer teaching young children or teenagers?; I taught French and German to adults.

  2. teachʃ

    to show or tell sb how to do sth

    My Mom taught me how to play the piano.

  3. teachʃ

    to influence sb's behavior

    Her actions taught me a lot about kindness.


  1. teach(Verb)

    To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct.

  2. teach(Verb)

    To pass on knowledge.

  3. teach(Verb)

    To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.

    She used to teach at university.

  4. Teach(ProperNoun)

    Nickname for a teacher.

    I'm not in trouble again, am I, Teach?

  5. Origin: From techen, from tæcan, from taikijanan, from deyǵe-. Cognate with tech, teich, zeigen, , dico, δείκνυμι. More at token.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teach(verb)

    to impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals

  2. Teach(verb)

    to direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class

  3. Teach(verb)

    to accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish

  4. Teach(verb)

    to give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3620

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2388

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Verbs Frequency: #221

Anagrams of teach

  1. theca

  2. tache

  3. cheat

Translations for teach

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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.

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