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.

  2. professornoun

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

  3. professornoun

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

    Professor Plum or Prof. Plum.

  4. professornoun

    One who professes.

  5. professornoun

    A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Professornoun

    Etymology: professeur, Fr. from profess.

    When the holiness of the professors of religion is decayed you may doubt the springing up of a new sect. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Professors in most sciences, are generally the worst qualified to explain their meanings to those who are not of their tribes. Jonathan Swift.

    Ordinary illiterate people, who were professors, that shewed a concern for religion, seemed much conversant in St. Paul’s Epistles. John Locke.

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

  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

  3. 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. David Morehouse:

    There were thousands of warfighters who needed this training, hagmann was a former Army doctor, a former medical professor and he was attractive to commanders looking for a qualified contractor.

  2. Jeremy Arney:

    Plus, notes the chef, they’re not serving food so it’s not the same business model. Jeremy Arney, an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and alcohol police expert seems to agree. This is yet another example of two competing value systems.

  3. Lenni Benson:

    It was horrible to say, as a lawyer, as a law professor, as a mother, as a human being, i said to Lenni Benson,' What would I do ?' I would do what parents have always done and said,' My child comes first.'.

  4. Haley Decker:

    I think this was a really smart experiment for Professor Kenyon Wilson to test out, it definitely made the music students realize that despite repetitive information you should still read through your syllabus carefully.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    I will say it is more than a little strange to see Donald relying on as authoritative a liberal, left wing, judicial activist Harvard Law professor who is a huge Hillary supporter, it starts to make you think, gosh, why are Hillary's strongest supporters backing Donald Trump?

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