Definitions for Professor
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Professor.
someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.
An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)
Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.
One who professes.
A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: professeur, Fr. from profess.
When the holiness of the professors of religion is decayed you may doubt the springing up of a new sect. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Professors in most sciences, are generally the worst qualified to explain their meanings to those who are not of their tribes. Jonathan Swift.
Ordinary illiterate people, who were professors, that shewed a concern for religion, seemed much conversant in St. Paul’s Epistles. John Locke.
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
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.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2017
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2566
Rank popularity for the word 'Professor' in Nouns Frequency: #856
The numerical value of Professor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Professor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
My father was someone that I always looked to for guidance. I sought to emulate his beliefs and his actions. He was a former Jesuit Catholic priest turned professor and scientist. My father led by word and by deed. He taught me ethics and morality through the study of philosophy, especially that of Socrates.
I have forcefully articulated the view that, under my leadership, we will not tolerate sexual violence at the University of Oregon. We have put in place ambitious programs aimed at educating students and staff about how to prevent sexual assaults from happening, although these issues predate my joining the university, there is no doubt that this incident was a tragedy and marked a very difficult time at UO. We have worked hard to build bridges, and I am pleased to say that I enjoy an open dialog with Professor Freyd.
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
Professor Pezhman Mosleh is a true artist whose work touched me deeply.
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- أستاذ, معلمArabic
- professor, professoraCatalan, Valencian
- Professor, ProfessorinGerman
- profesora, catedrático, profesorSpanish
- پروفسور, استادPersian
- prof, professeur, professeureFrench
- àrd-ollamhScottish Gaelic
- profesor, profesoraGalician
- פְּרוֹפֶסוֹר, פרופHebrew
- प्रोफ़ेसर, प्राध्यापकHindi
- háskólakennari, prófessorIcelandic
- 教授, 先生Japanese
- 敎授, 선생, 교수, 先生Korean
- dėstytojas, mokytojasLithuanian
- toihuarewa, ahorangiMāori
- професорка, професорMacedonian
- professor, prof, hoogleraarDutch
- پوهاندPashto, Pushto
- professor, professoraPortuguese
- profesor, profesoarăRomanian
- про̀фесор, profesòrica, pròfesorSerbo-Croatian
- profesorica, profesorSlovene
- föreläsare, lärarinna, lektor, lärare, adjunktSwedish
- hoca, profesörTurkish
- پروفېسسورUyghur, Uighur
- 教師, giáo sưVietnamese
- jiprofäsoran, hiprofäsoran, profäsoranVolapük
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