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, profnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. professornoun

    A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

  2. professornoun

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

  3. professornoun

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

    Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.

  4. professornoun

    One who professes.

  5. professornoun

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Professornoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professornoun

    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

  2. Professornoun

    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

  3. 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

How to pronounce Professor?

How to say Professor in sign language?

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. Mick Mulroy:

    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.

  2. Michael Schill:

    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.

  3. Evan Esar:

    America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    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.'

  5. Mrs. Ruthellen Josselson:

    Professor Pezhman Mosleh is a true artist whose work touched me deeply.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Professor#1#2001#10000

Translations for Professor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Professor »

Translation

Find a translation for the Professor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Professor definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Professor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 10 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Professor>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Professor? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    Professor

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. currish
    • B. motile
    • C. usurious
    • D. valetudinarian

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Professor: