What does mentor mean?

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ˈmɛn tɔr, -tərmen·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentor, wise manverb

    a wise and trusted guide and advisor

  2. mentorverb

    serve as a teacher or trusted counselor

    "The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school"; "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"

Wiktionary

  1. mentornoun

    A wise and trusted counselor or teacher

  2. mentorverb

    To act as someone's mentor

  3. Mentornoun

    Odysseus's trusted counselor. He was assigned the responsibility to raise Odysseus's son Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting in Troy

  4. Etymology: From Μέντωρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentornoun

    a wise and faithful counselor or monitor

  2. Etymology: [From Mentor, the counselor of Telemachus, Gr. Me`ntwr, prop., counselor. Cf. Monitor.]

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  1. Mentor

    In Greek mythology, Mentor was the son of Alcimus or Anchialus or Heracles and Asopis. In his old age Mentor was a friend of Odysseus who placed Mentor and Odysseus' foster-brother Eumaeus in charge of his son Telemachus, and of Odysseus' palace, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus' mother Penelope. As Mentor, the goddess encouraged Telemachus to stand up against the suitors and go abroad to find out what happened to his father. When Odysseus returned to Ithaca, Athena appeared briefly in the form of Mentor again at Odysseus' palace. Because of Mentor's relationship with Telemachus, and the disguised Athena's encouragement and practical plans for dealing with personal dilemmas, the personal name Mentor has been adopted in English as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mentor

    men′tor, n. a wise counsellor.—adj. Mentor′ial. [Gr. Mentōr, the tutor of Telemachus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mentor

    a friend of Ulysses, and the tutor of his son Telemachus, whose form and voice Athena assumed in order to persuade his pupil to retain and maintain the courage and astuteness of his father.

Editors Contribution

  1. mentor

    A person with the role and responsibility to give instruction or coach a type of sport.

    The are so many sporting mentors across every country who coach children in a wide variety of sports.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mentor

    A “guide, philosopher, and friend,” so called after Mentor, the faithful friend and counsellor of Ulysses.

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  1. meront, Merton, metron

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mentor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mentor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mentor in a Sentence

  1. Lou DiBella:

    He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins, on behalf of Patrick's family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury.

  2. Steve Latshaw:

    Jimmie was my teacher, mentor, close friend and collaborator for 26 years, i directed two of his feature films, including the recent 'Return of the Killer Shrews,' a sequel he co-wrote and was quite proud of as he had made the first one more than 50 years earlier.

  3. Roma Khanna:

    We can confirm the passing of Andre Harrell, everyone in the REVOLT family is devastated by the loss of our friend, mentor and Vice Chairman. Andre's impact on Hip Hop, the culture and on all of us personally has been immeasurable and profound. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Luke Donald:

    He’s always been a mentor to me, I was still with him last season, it wasn’t a complete breakaway. It was more difficult having two coaches, but Goss has always been really good at understanding how to get the most out of me physically and mentally.

  5. Raequan McIver:

    My mentor... told me about his time in jail, the harsh experiences he had encountered while in there, he told me,' I spent decades watching my kids grow up without me. The thing I loved the most, I had to leave. Is it worth it ?'.

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