What does teach mean?

Definitions for teach
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. teach(Verb)

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

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

  2. teach(Verb)

    To pass on knowledge.

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

  3. teach(Verb)

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

    She used to teach at university.

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

  4. Teach(ProperNoun)

    Nickname for a teacher.

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

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. teach

    To share knowledge and skills.

    She did teach the children beautifully by interacting and sharing things in a fun and modern way.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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
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    Daniel
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Numerology

  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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let us not teach them, but amuse them.

  2. Bill Miller:

    There is this general idea that people need to change themselves to become more attractive. Maybe they will have to look for a significant other more actively, they have to figure out what will click for them and what won’t. There is this ‘I need to make myself more appealing’ aspect in all human relationships, we are really only at the beginning of exploring the attractional effects on an immunological basis. It might be a little disturbing to some, but it’s true. What does this teach us about ourselves and our sexual attractions? What does it mean to look at this from a purely biological basis?

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    If life doesn't teach you how to make money teach life how to do a business.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    True education should teach us how to think, how to see the beauty in the midst of ugliness, how to love without judging, how to find opportunity to help, and how to develop a peaceful and nonviolent society.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    In America, there is no law that says we have to be nice to each other, or courteous, or treat each other with respect. But there are norms. There are customs. There are values that our parents taught us and that we try to teach to our children to try to treat others the way we want to be treated.

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