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, instructornoun

    a person whose occupation is teaching

  2. teachernoun

    a personified abstraction that teaches

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

Wiktionary

  1. teachernoun

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

    Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

  2. teachernoun

    The index finger; the forefinger.

    Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

  3. teachernoun

    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. Teachernoun

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

  2. Teachernoun

    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  

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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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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. Jackie Morales:

    I was assigned the book in high school, my English teacher had each student in class memorize a different poem.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    The Bible is the Greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. In fact, it is the most widely read book in the world, the most fiercely debated and the most often quoted book in history. Thus, the Bible is the Greatest book of all time. It is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. Billions of copies have been published and sold globally already. And many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In other words, the Bible has been read by the world as a whole. Even the posterity (all future generations ahead) will surely read the Bible. You can bet your bottom dollar. -Emeasoba George

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    We don't need to give a school teacher money or training to tell kids, 'Don't get on drugs,' if someone can convince me that we need money, I'm willing to listen, but I haven't figured it out yet.

  4. Tyler McCubbin:

    Never once did I come out to my students, because that’s not my duty to do so. They first and foremost need to know me as their teacher, as a mentor, as a sort of counselor, and who I am outside of my classroom has no bearing on my professional career.

  5. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    An elementary pupil was asked by the teacher what to give her mother on Mothers' Day. She said, My name... because my mother never saw or knew me after giving birth to me.

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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
  • לערערYiddish
  • 教師Chinese

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