What does teach mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Teach, Edward Teach, Thatch, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard(verb)

    an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

  2. teach, learn, instruct(verb)

    impart skills or knowledge to

    "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

  3. teach(verb)

    accustom gradually to some action or attitude

    "The child is taught to obey her parents"


  1. teach(Verb)

    To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct.

  2. teach(Verb)

    To pass on knowledge.

  3. teach(Verb)

    To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.

    She used to teach at university.

  4. Teach(ProperNoun)

    Nickname for a teacher.

    I'm not in trouble again, am I, Teach?

  5. Origin: From techen, from tæcan, from taikijanan, from deyǵe-. Cognate with tech, teich, zeigen, , dico, δείκνυμι. More at token.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teach(verb)

    to impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals

  2. Teach(verb)

    to direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class

  3. Teach(verb)

    to accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish

  4. Teach(verb)

    to give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Teach

    tēch, v.t. to show: to impart knowledge to: to guide the studies of: to exhibit so as to impress upon the mind: to impart the knowledge of: to accustom: to counsel.—v.i. to practise giving instruction:—pa.t. and pa.p. taught (tawt).—n. Teachabil′ity.—adj. Teach′able, capable of being taught: apt or willing to learn.—ns. Teach′ableness; Teach′er, one who teaches or instructs; Teach′ing, the act of teaching or instructing: instruction.—adj. Teach′less, indocile. [A.S. tǽcan, to show, teach; Ger. zeigen, to show; allied to L. docēre, to teach, Gr. deiknunai, to show.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3620

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2388

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teach' in Verbs Frequency: #221

Anagrams for teach »

  1. theca

  2. tache

  3. cheat

How to pronounce teach?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say teach in sign language?

  1. teach


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of teach in a Sentence

  1. Jewish Proverb:

    As you teach, you learn.

  2. Tom Snitch:

    I can teach anyone to fly.

  3. Hal Needham:

    Anything you can teach me.

  4. Jason Seaman:

    You are the reason I teach.

  5. Joseph Joubert:

    To teach is to learn twice.

Images & Illustrations of teach

  1. teachteachteachteachteach

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