What does professor mean?

Definitions for professor
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.

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. Laurence Tribe:

    Or, if Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe decides, ‘ I ’m simply not going to protect United States from foreign attack. I ’m busy making money. ’.

  2. Evan Esar:

    America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

  3. Northeastern University:

    I’ve never seen in my life such anger and division. professor Bluestone’s comments do not reflect the views of Northeastern University.

  4. Daphna Shohamy:

    Daphna Shohamy, who is a professor of psychology at Columbia University, told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in a recent podcast.How to not raise a racist white kidAnd we're all forced to make decisions in that state of uncertainty and to just rely on what we do know, which is not good enough, i notice it myself all the time.

  5. David Makovsky:

    I sometimes wonder if we have a situation where we have someone who is a law professor and is very cerebral and has this universal sense of how things are supposed to unfold under international law, on the other side, you have someone who is convinced he lives in a region called the Middle East and believes that a lot of the categories that they teach in law school are not always applicable in this neighborhood.

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