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

    Etymology: From Μέντωρ.

  2. mentorverb

    To act as someone's mentor

    Etymology: From Μέντωρ.

  3. Mentornoun

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

    Etymology: From Μέντωρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentornoun

    a wise and faithful counselor or monitor

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

Freebase

  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. 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.

  2. Chase Leblanc:

    Many moments of my young life were spent wishing for a smart mentor - now with age, I have found equally good advice can be found in not doing the dumb things that dumb people do.

  3. Andrew Miltenberg:

    For many years, Mr. Rofé has been a wonderful teacher and mentor to those aspiring to a career in voice-overs. He is proud of his clients and their achievements, and has always acted professionally and respectfully.

  4. Karen Knotts:

    One thing I will tell you, and one thing that is different from what has been written in books, was that Andy was never jealous of my dad, he was his biggest fan and mentor. Everything later he was in, he wanted to get my dad in, too… He was in my dad’s corner.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As flowers cannot smell their fragrance; similarly, light cannot enlighten itself; therefore, both need a mentor for survival. Factually, it shows and verifies that each one necessitates another one since no one can stand as an independent.

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