What does docent mean?

Definitions for docentˈdoʊ sənt; Ger. doʊˈtsɛnt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. docent(noun)

    a teacher at some universities


  1. docent(Noun)

    A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.

  2. docent(Noun)

    A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.

    The docent greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.

  3. docent(Adjective)

    Instructive; that teaches.

  4. Origin: From docentem, present participle of docere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docent(adj)

    serving to instruct; teaching

  2. Origin: [L. docens, -entis, p. pr. of docere to teach.]


  1. Docent

    Docent is a title at some European universities to denote a specific academic appointment within a set structure of academic ranks below professor. Docent is also used at some universities generically for a person who has the right to teach. The term is derived from the Latin word docēns, which is the present active participle of docēre.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Docent

    See Privat docent.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of docent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of docent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Tumblin:

    I saw this dress on the floor and a docent told me not to bother to pick it up, because they were throwing it away, i asked if he would sell it to me.

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