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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lector, lecturer, readernoun

    a public lecturer at certain universities

  2. lecturernoun

    someone who lectures professionally


  1. lecturernoun

    A person who gives lectures, especially as a profession.

  2. lecturernoun

    A member of a university or college below the rank of assistant professor or reader.

  3. lecturernoun

    A member of the Church of England clergy whose main task was to deliver sermons (lectures) in the afternoons and evenings.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lecturernoun

    An instructor; a teacher by way of lecture; a preacher in a church hired by the parish to assist the rector or vicar.

    Etymology: from lecture.

    If any minister refused to admit into his church a lecturer recommended by them, and there was not one orthodox or learned man recommended, he was presently required to attend upon the committee. Edward Hyde.


  1. Lecturer

    Lecturer is an academic rank within many universities, though the meaning of the term varies somewhat from country to country. It generally denotes an academic expert who is hired to teach on a full- or part-time basis. They may also conduct research.


  1. lecturer

    A lecturer is an individual who gives talks, presentations, speeches or discussions to an audience, typically as part of a learning or instruction process. This person often holds a position at a university or college, where they are engaged in teaching at an academic level based on their expertise in a particular subject area. However, lecturers can also be found in various other educational, professional or public settings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lecturernoun

    one who lectures; an assistant preacher


  1. Lecturer

    A lecturer is, in the broadest sense, a person who gives lectures or other public speeches. However, this article concerns lecturer as an academic rank. In the United Kingdom a lecturer is usually the holder of an open-ended position at a university or similar institution, often an academic in an early career stage, who teaches and also leads or oversees research groups. However in the United States, Canada and other countries influenced by their educational systems, the term is used differently and generally denotes academic experts without tenure who teach full- or part-time but who have few or no research responsibilities within the institution where they teach. In most research universities in the United States, the title of lecturer requires a doctorate or equivalent degree. In the Church of England a lecturer can also mean a junior clergyman.

Editors Contribution

  1. lecturer

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, qualifications, job title and role to lecture on a specific subject.

    The college lecturer was amazing, we were so delighted to attend the lecture.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lecturer' in Nouns Frequency: #2395

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lecturer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lecturer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Lecturer in a Sentence

  1. Kangsadan Sagulpongmalee , 40:

    The cost has been very high, my salary earned as a lecturer isn't enough at all. I have to spend my parents' life savings.

  2. Michael Faraday:

    The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.

  3. William Butler Yeats:

    For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson American essayist, lecturer and poet (1803-1882)

  4. Virginia:

    The first duty of a lecturer to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantlepiece forever.

  5. Spencer Brown:

    What we saw with their review process that they subjected this lecturer to was limitations on who could attend -- students and professors – where it could take place, an advance guest list, it’s a frivolous level of restrictions.

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