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.

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

  2. professornoun

    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. professornoun

    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. professornoun

    One who professes.

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

  5. professornoun

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

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

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

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

  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

    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. Hillary Clinton:

    I would certainly take that under advisement, i mean, he is brilliant and he can set forth an argument and he was a law professor. He has got all the credentials.

  2. David Morehouse:

    There were thousands of warfighters who needed this training, hagmann was a former Army doctor, a former medical professor and he was attractive to commanders looking for a qualified contractor.

  3. Ilhan Omar:

    The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said' al Qaeda' he sort of like -- his shoulders went up.

  4. Alison Johnson:

    As part of this process, we thought a lot about the way that power dynamics can contribute to sexual harassment, we wanted to emphasize that the central characteristic of any relationship between a professor and an undergraduate in the College should be pedagogical.

  5. Malcolm MacDonald:

    Professor David Ralph at Londons University College Hospital has expertise in penile reconstruction and built MacDonalds new penis out of a skin graft from his left arm, The Sun wrote. A tube and a hand pump are said to allow for a mechanical erection. The man already has two children so he wasnt worried about sex, the outlet wrote. MAINE HOSPITAL SEES CORONAVIRUS RESURGENCE AFTER VISITORS LEARN OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS WHILE ON TRIP It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.

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