What does counselor mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word counselor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counselor, counsellornoun

    someone who gives advice about problems

  2. counselor, counsellornoun

    someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

  3. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleadernoun

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court


  1. Counselornoun

    someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp.


  1. counselornoun

    A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.

  2. counselornoun

    A licensed and professionally trained counselor.

  3. counselornoun

    A school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health.

  4. counselornoun

    A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.

  5. counselornoun

    A high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister.

  6. counselornoun

    A children's supervisor, usually at camp.


  1. counselor

    A counselor is a professional who offers advice, guidance and support to help individuals, couples, families, or groups deal with various personal, social, or psychological challenges and issues. These professionals are often specialized in particular areas such as mental health, education, rehabilitation, marriage, substance abuse, or careers. They help people understand their feelings, make decisions, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with times of crisis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counselornoun

    one who counsels; an adviser

  2. Counselornoun

    a member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]

  3. Counselornoun

    one whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister

  4. Etymology: [OE. conseiler, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliarius, fr. consilium counsel.]


  1. Counselor

    The Counselor Idealist is one of the 16 role variants of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a self-assessed personality questionnaire designed to help people better understand themselves. David Keirsey originally described the Counselor role variant; however, a brief summary of the personality types described by Isabel Myers contributed to its development. Counselors correlate primarily with the Myers-Briggs type INFJ.

Editors Contribution

  1. counselornoun

    The Greek word parakletos means one called alongside to help, counsel, or protect; it is used of the Holy Spirit in faithful marriage.

    My wife was called alongside me to be my counselor when confusion showed its face.

    Etymology: Significant other or Consort

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on September 7, 2023  

Suggested Resources

  1. Counselor

    Counsellor vs. Counselor -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Counsellor and Counselor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counselor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counselor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of counselor in a Sentence

  1. Charles Baudelaire:

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

  2. Glenn Youngkin:

    They think that parents have no right to know what Glenn Youngkin child is discussing with their teacher, or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics, most important topics that a child may want to discuss, are being determined. What's their name ? What pronoun will they use ? How are they going to express their gender ?

  3. Miss USA:

    The most important thing that I did was talk to a counselor, she’s really easy to talk to. She gives me great strategies, especially if I’m sad or happy or have a busy month ahead of me. So I definitely recommend that.

  4. Henry M. Wriston:

    A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.

  5. Carlos Guillermo Smith:

    You can't just send them to a mental health counselor.

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