What does teacher mean?

Definitions for teacher
ˈti tʃərteach·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. teacher, instructor(noun)

    a person whose occupation is teaching

  2. teacher(noun)

    a personified abstraction that teaches

    "books were his teachers"; "experience is a demanding teacher"

Wiktionary

  1. teacher(Noun)

    A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.

    Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

  2. teacher(Noun)

    The index finger; the forefinger.

    Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

  3. teacher(Noun)

    The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.

    Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

Wikipedia

  1. Teacher

    A teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue. Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone (e.g. when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task). In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family (homeschooling), rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college. Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching (e.g. youth worker, pastor). In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. This article focuses on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teacher(noun)

    one who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor

  2. Teacher(noun)

    one who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination

Freebase

  1. Teacher

    A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils and students. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. Teachers, like other professionals, may have to continue their education after they qualify, a process known as continuing professional development. Teachers may use a lesson plan to facilitate student learning, providing a course of study which is called the curriculum. A teacher's role may vary among cultures. Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracy, craftsmanship or vocational training, the arts, religion, civics, community roles, or life skills. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual may also be described as a personal tutor, or, largely historically, a governess. In some countries, formal education can take place through home schooling. Informal learning may be assisted by a teacher occupying a transient or ongoing role, such as a family member, or by anyone with knowledge or skills in the wider community setting.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. teacher

    1. A person, either male or female, who instils into the head of another person, either voluntarily or for pay, the sum and substance of his or her ignorance. 2. One who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

Editors Contribution

  1. teacher

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, intuition, education, experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications to teach a specific subject or number of subjects.

    My sister was a teacher for years abroad.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1199

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1103

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Nouns Frequency: #176

Anagrams for teacher »

  1. cheater, hectare, recheat, reteach

  2. Hectare

  3. Reteach

How to pronounce teacher?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say teacher in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teacher in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teacher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of teacher in a Sentence

  1. Henry Adams:

    A teacher affects eternity; He can never tell where his influence stops.

  2. A. C. Benson:

    I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    For a game, you don’t need a teacher.

  4. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  5. The Hills Joe Concha:

    This is the most insidious hateful rhetoric of anyone who exists in political punditry. Rick Wilson is wishing Coronavirus on Melania Trump. It doesnt matter if the wish is aimed at a First Lady, or a doctor, a teacher, a policewoman. It is despicable. He deserves no platform.

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Translations for teacher

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  • onderwyser, onderwyseresAfrikaans
  • معلم, مدرسة, مدرس, معلمةArabic
  • müəllimAzerbaijani
  • настаўнік, выхава́льніца, выхава́льнік, настаўніцаBelarusian
  • учител, преподавателBulgarian
  • শিক্ষকBengali
  • དགེ་རྒནTibetan Standard
  • kelennerez, kelennerBreton
  • ensenyantCatalan, Valencian
  • хьехархоChechen
  • učitelCzech
  • athro, dysgwr, athrawesWelsh
  • lærer, lærerindeDanish
  • Klassenlehrer, Lehrer, Klassenlehrerin, LehrerinGerman
  • δάσκαλος, δασκάλαGreek
  • instruistoEsperanto
  • maestra, profesor, profesora, docente, maestroSpanish
  • õpetajaEstonian
  • andereño, irakasle, maisuBasque
  • آموزگار, آموزاننده, معلمPersian
  • opettajaFinnish
  • lærariFaroese
  • professeur, maître d'écoleFrench
  • learaarWestern Frisian
  • múinteoirIrish
  • fear-teagaisg, muinear, neach-teagaisg, bean-teagaisg, tìdsearScottish Gaelic
  • ynseyderManx
  • מורהHebrew
  • टीचर, अध्यापक, शिक्षक, अध्यापिका, गुरुHindi
  • tanítónő, tanító, pedagógus, tanárnő, oktató, tanárHungarian
  • դասատու, ուսուցիչArmenian
  • maestro, instructor, magistro, inseniator, [[professor]] de [[schola]]Interlingua
  • guru, pengajarIndonesian
  • instruktistoIdo
  • kennslukona, kennariIcelandic
  • maestra, professoressa, professore, insegnante, docente, maestroItalian
  • 教師, 先生Japanese
  • პედაგოგი, მასწავლებელიGeorgian
  • mwarimoKikuyu, Gikuyu
  • оқытушы, мұғалімKazakh
  • គ្រូបង្រៀន, គ្រូKhmer
  • 선생, 先生, 선생님Korean
  • مامۆستاKurdish
  • мугалимKyrgyz
  • magistra, doctrix, magister, doctor, docens, praeceptor, praeceptrixLatin
  • ຄູLao
  • dėstytojas, mokytojas, dėstytoja, mokytojaLithuanian
  • skolotāja, skolotājsLatvian
  • kaiwhakaako, māhita kuraMāori
  • воспитувачка, предавач, учителка, воспитувач, наставник, предавачка, наставничка, професор, професорка, учителMacedonian
  • അദ്ധ്യാപിക, ഗുരു, അദ്ധ്യാപകന്‍Malayalam
  • багшMongolian
  • गुरु, टीचर, शिक्षकMarathi
  • guruMalay
  • għalliem, għalliemaMaltese
  • ဆရာမ, ဆရာBurmese
  • lærerinne, frøken, lærerNorwegian
  • शिक्षकNepali
  • leraar, onderwijzeres, lerares, docent, schoolmeester, docente, leerkracht, onderwijzerDutch
  • frøken, lærarinne, lærarNorwegian Nynorsk
  • lærerNorwegian
  • báʼóltaʼíNavajo, Navaho
  • gekinoo'amaagedOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • nauczyciel, nauczycielkaPolish
  • docente, professorPortuguese
  • yachachiqQuechua
  • învățător, profesoară, profesorRomanian
  • преподаватель, наставница, учительница, учитель, преподавательница, наставникRussian
  • गुरुSanskrit
  • наставник, vaspitačica, васпитач, наставница, nastavnik, vaspitač, учитељица, nastavnica, učiteljka, учитељ, васпитачица, učiteljSerbo-Croatian
  • ආචාර්ය, ගුරුතුමා, ගුරුවරයාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • učiteľka, učiteľSlovak
  • učítelj, učíteljicaSlovene
  • mësues‎e, arsimtar, arsimtare, mësues‎Albanian
  • titjhereSouthern Sotho
  • lärare, lärarinnaSwedish
  • mwalimu, maalimSwahili
  • ఉపాధ్యాయుడుTelugu
  • муаллимTajik
  • ครู, อาจารย์Thai
  • mugallymTurkmen
  • guroTagalog
  • muallim, öğretmenTurkish
  • укытучыTatar
  • учитель, вчителька, вчитель, викладач, учителька, викладачкаUkrainian
  • ادھیاپاک, معلم, ٹیچرUrdu
  • o'qituvchi, oʻqituvchiUzbek
  • giáo viên, 教員Vietnamese
  • kladahitidan, kladanefihitidan, tidan, kladanefijitidan, hitidan, kladanefitidan, jitidan, kladajitidan, kladatidanVolapük
  • 教師Chinese

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