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.

  2. teachernoun

    The index finger; the forefinger.

  3. teachernoun

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

  4. Etymology: Agent noun of teach,

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Teachernoun

    Etymology: from teach.

    Nature is no sufficient teacher what we should do that may attain unto life everlasting. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    I went into the temple, there to hear
    The teachers of our law, and to propose
    What might improve my knowledge or their own. John Milton.

    These were notions born with us; such as we were taught without the help of a teacher. Robert South, Sermons.

    Imperious with a teacher ’s air,
    Boastful he claims a right to wisdom’s chair. Richard Blackmore.

    Dissenting teachers are under no incapacity of accepting civil and military employments. Jonathan Swift.

    For the choice of a governor more sufficient, the teachers in all the churches assembled themselves. Walter Raleigh.

    Wolves shall succeed for teachers. John Milton.

    He may teach his diocese who ceases to be able to preach to it; for he may do it by appointing teachers, and by a vigilant exacting from them the instruction of their flocks. South.

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  


  2. teachernoun

    the person who teaches the behavior, culture , study , nature.


    Submitted by rmathu2007 on December 7, 2021  

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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

  2. hectare

  3. recheat

  4. reteach

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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. Kristy Jackson:

    I was met with a stone-faced teacher who said that my son had a shotgun bullet. I was horrified thinking, ‘where could he have gotten this?’.

  2. Harrison Bader:

    Being a substitute science or math teacher, even at that level, would be above my pay grade.

  3. The Atlantic City boy:

    I pulled out my late slip and that’s when the item fell out of my pocket and a teacher had seen it.

  4. Scholastic Inc.:

    The October 8, 2018 issue of NY Times Upfront contained an article about capital punishment, with a headline that referenced the perpetrator of the tragic Parkland shootings. A quiz in the accompanying teacher's guide also mentioned the perpetrator by name. The article and the quiz were intended only to provide a platform for meaningful conversations around the history, civics and social impact of the death penalty, we deeply regret if the use of this real life example added in any way to the ongoing suffering of the students, families and educators of the Parkland community.

  5. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We're paying for police misconduct instead of teacher salaries and benefits, you have police trying to police poverty, which is a pressure-cooker environment.

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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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