What does Professor mean?

Definitions for Professor
prəˈfɛs ərPro·fes·sor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Professor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. professor, prof(noun)

    someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

Wiktionary

  1. professor(Noun)

    A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  2. professor(Noun)

    A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  3. professor(Noun)

    An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)

    Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  4. professor(Noun)

    One who professes.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  5. professor(Noun)

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professor(noun)

    one who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

  2. Professor(noun)

    one who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

Freebase

  1. Professor

    A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of high rank. In much of the world, including most Commonwealth nations and northern Europe professor is reserved only for the most senior academics at a university, typically a department chair, or an awarded chair specifically bestowed recognizing an individual at a university or similar institution. A professor is a highly accomplished and recognized academic, and the title is in most cases awarded only after decades of scholarly work to senior academics. In the United States and Canada the title of professor is granted to most scholars with doctorate degrees or equivalent qualifications who teach in two- and four-year colleges and universities, and is used in the titles assistant professor and associate professor, which are not considered professor-level positions elsewhere, as well as for full professors. In countries on the northern European mainland, such as the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, usage of professor as a legal title is limited much the same way as in most Commonwealth countries, that is, it is reserved for someone who holds a chair. In the United States, "professor" as a proper noun generally implies a person with a Ph.D. who holds a permanent position at the college or university level, regardless of rank.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2017

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2566

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Nouns Frequency: #856

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Professor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Professor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Professor in a Sentence

  1. Robert Smith:

    You learn racial cues over the years, that's very different than my experience in the South, where I met plenty of people who might have been racially prejudiced, but I didn't feel unwelcome. It doesn't matter that I'm a professor.

  2. Alan Rickman:

    ( Reuters) John said there would be leopards today, Teigen tweeted on Monday. But it's lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible. Teigen posted the photos before visiting John Legend, singer John Legend, on the set of NBC's upcoming live version of the hit musical. Heading to Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals ! Jesus flies today. I got ta see this, tweeted Teigen. The special also features rocker Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Cooperrecently spoke about his inspirationfor playing Herod, which he first played in a 1996 London production of the play. He revealed that his inspiration for the role comes from Alan Rickman's portrayal of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman — that condescending sort of arrogant character — and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if Alan Rickman were alive.

  3. David Schoen:

    Ultimately Professor Kalt did not agree with our position, but he did explain it well and we wanted to give him credit for that, i can assure you that it was never our intention to in any way mislead as to Professor Kalt’s position.

  4. Susan Collins:

    Some of the allegations levied against Judge Kavanaugh illustrate why the presumption of innocence is so important, i am thinking in particular not of the allegations raised by Professor Blasey Ford, but of the allegation that, when Blasey Ford was Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh drugged multiple girls and used their weakened state to facilitate gang rape.

  5. Jon Gould:

    You have a president who was a constitutional law professor and looks at the court as a political institution, he is expecting the court to act in that way, and is potentially trying to send a little bit of a message.

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