What does professor mean?

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prəˈfɛs ərpro·fes·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. professor, profnoun

    someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

Wiktionary

  1. professornoun

    A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  2. professornoun

    A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  3. professornoun

    An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)

    Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  4. professornoun

    One who professes.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

  5. professornoun

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

    Etymology: From proffessur, from professor, from the past participle stem of profiteor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professornoun

    one who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

  2. Professornoun

    one who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy

    Etymology: [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.]

Freebase

  1. Professor

    A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of high rank. In much of the world, including most Commonwealth nations and northern Europe professor is reserved only for the most senior academics at a university, typically a department chair, or an awarded chair specifically bestowed recognizing an individual at a university or similar institution. A professor is a highly accomplished and recognized academic, and the title is in most cases awarded only after decades of scholarly work to senior academics. In the United States and Canada the title of professor is granted to most scholars with doctorate degrees or equivalent qualifications who teach in two- and four-year colleges and universities, and is used in the titles assistant professor and associate professor, which are not considered professor-level positions elsewhere, as well as for full professors. In countries on the northern European mainland, such as the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, usage of professor as a legal title is limited much the same way as in most Commonwealth countries, that is, it is reserved for someone who holds a chair. In the United States, "professor" as a proper noun generally implies a person with a Ph.D. who holds a permanent position at the college or university level, regardless of rank.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2017

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2566

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'professor' in Nouns Frequency: #856

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of professor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of professor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of professor in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Foldi:

    In any realm that makes no sense. The school does not endorse everyone who speaks on this campus. Do they endorse the views of every student that goes here? More relevantly, do they endorse every professor that works here?

  2. Ken Martin:

    A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday the boy was decapitated. Paul Oberhauser told local television station KCTV Paul Oberhauser shoulder restraint busted loose on Paul Oberhauser Verruckt raft July 26. The Nebraska man said The Nebraska man just held on, and a video shot by The Nebraska man wife shows the strap loose at the ride's end. Paul Oberhauser said Paul Oberhauser reported the matter to park workers. Kenneth Conrad, Kenneth Conrad, told WDAF-TV that during Kenneth Conrad trip down the waterslide last year with a friend, the friend's shoulder strap came completely off. Conrad's wife snapped a photo at the end of the ride showing the strap missing, and Kenneth Conrad didn't file a complaint with the park. The park's spokeswoman didn't return messages Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment on the claims. In a statement, she said a limited portion of the park will reopen at midday Wednesday. Riders sit in multi-person rafts that begin with the steep drop, followed by a surge up a second hill before a 50-foot descent to a finishing pool. Along the way, riders clutch ropes along the inside of the raft. In early tests, rafts carrying sandbags flew off the slide, prompting engineers to tear down half of the ride and reconfigure some angles. A promotional video about building the slide includes footage of two men riding a raft down a half-size test model and going slightly airborne as it crests the top of the first big hill. Caleb Schwab was in a raft with two adults who were not related to Caleb Schwab when Caleb Schwab was killed on the slide, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest. The other two were treated for facial injuries. Police were investigating the death as a criminal case although police spokesman Cameron Morgan said Tuesday that designation did not mean they suspect foul play. Jon Rust, a professor of textile engineering at North Carolina State University, said the material used on the straps, commonly called hook and loop, isn't designed to keep a person in the seat. It also can get old and degrade with use. It's got to be used in a safe manner, and that doesn't include stopping someone's fall or preventing someone's ejection, Jon Rust said. Ken Martin, Ken Martin, questioned whether the straps were appropriate for what Ken Martin called nothing more than a roller coaster with water. Although Ken Martin has not seen or ridden Verruckt, Martin said a more solid restraint system that fits over the body - similar to those used in roller coasters - may have been better. I think we have a serious issue with the restraint system. Period.

  3. Utrecht University:

    The trouble is this was written by a professor, and that tells you all you need to know about higher education, everything they dont like is Hitlerian. ... Kingdoms are fascistic.

  4. Louis Freeh:

    In my opinion, the totality of the evidence found during the investigation refutes the allegations made against Professor Alan Dershowitz.

  5. Sergio Mattarella:

    Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini agreed that neither would be prime minister, and announced this week that they would present law professor Giuseppe Conte for approval by President Sergio Mattarella. Conte’s appointment looked in doubt, not only because of Giuseppe Conte dearth of political experience( Giuseppe Conte has never held political office), but also after The New York Times reported that Giuseppe Conte may have exaggerated Giuseppe Conte credentials, particularly Giuseppe Conte studies at New York University -- which said The New York Times had no record of Giuseppe Conte having studied there. But after a meeting with Mattarella on Wednesday, Giuseppe Conte got the nod to attempt to form a government, and promised one of change as President Sergio Mattarella emerged from the meeting at the Quirinal Palace in Rome and struck a populist tone. What is about to be born... will be the government of change, on behalf of citizens, that protects their interests, i propose to be the defense lawyer of the Italian people.

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