Definitions for mentor
ˈmɛn tɔr, -tərmen·tor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mentor.
mentor, wise manverb
a wise and trusted guide and advisor
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"
A wise and trusted counselor or teacher
To act as someone's mentor
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.
A mentor is a person who provides advice, guidance, and support to another, typically less experienced individual, in a professional or personal context. This person serves as a teacher, coach, counselor, or role model, and helps the mentee in their growth, learning, and development by sharing their knowledge, skills, and experiences.
a wise and faithful counselor or monitor
Etymology: [From Mentor, the counselor of Telemachus, Gr. Me`ntwr, prop., counselor. Cf. Monitor.]
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
men′tor, n. a wise counsellor.—adj. Mentor′ial. [Gr. Mentōr, the tutor of Telemachus.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
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
A “guide, philosopher, and friend,” so called after Mentor, the faithful friend and counsellor of Ulysses.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mentor is ranked #26671 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Mentor surname appeared 913 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mentor.
76.7% or 701 total occurrences were Black.
14% or 128 total occurrences were White.
5.3% or 49 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.6% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of mentor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mentor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I looked up to you. I wanted to be like you. But Redtail was my mentor. I owe him more than any cat. And you killed him. You killed him and betrayed the Clan. I'd rather die than follow you!
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.
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He's one of my mentors, and he's been very influential and played a big role in my life as a friend and mentor.
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.
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- opastaa, mentori, mentoroida, ohjaaja, ohjata, oppi-isäFinnish
- יועץ, מחנך. אב רוחניHebrew
- ментор, наставникRussian
- mentorirati, mentorisatiSerbo-Croatian
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