Definitions for teacher
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word teacher.
a person whose occupation is teaching
a personified abstraction that teaches
"books were his teachers"; "experience is a demanding teacher"
A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
The index finger; the forefinger.
The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.
Etymology: Agent noun of teach,
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
A teacher is a person who serves as an instructor and guide in the transmission of knowledge, skills, and values, typically in an educational setting. They facilitate learning and provide guidance, support, and motivation to students, aiming to help them acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and reach their full potential. Teachers often use various strategies, teaching methods, and resources to engage and educate students.
one who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor
one who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination
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. 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.
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
the person who teaches the behavior, culture , study , nature.
Submitted by rmathu2007 on December 7, 2021
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Teacher is ranked #94311 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Teacher surname appeared 194 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Teacher.
48.4% or 94 total occurrences were White.
47.4% or 92 total occurrences were Black.
3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1199
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1103
Rank popularity for the word 'teacher' in Nouns Frequency: #176
The numerical value of teacher in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of teacher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I felt trapped in a teacher’s life. I was distracted, I was unable to focus only on my teaching duties, being the teacher all students wanted to have, I have learned to be a great teacher – does n’t mean I need to be a friend to students and that there should be boundaries between teacher-student relationships.
Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
Uncertainty is the bane of good management. And there's an awful lot of uncertainty right now, an acting person is a bit like the substitute teacher. They may be a wonderful teacher, but the fact that they're the substitute teacher means they get no respect, they have no perceived authority to solve things, they don't set the lesson plan, and you also don't build the same kind of rapport with your peers across government, which is also super important.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
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Translations for teacher
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- onderwyser, onderwyseresAfrikaans
- معلم, مدرسة, مدرس, معلمةArabic
- настаўнік, выхава́льніца, выхава́льнік, настаўніцаBelarusian
- учител, преподавателBulgarian
- དགེ་རྒནTibetan Standard
- kelennerez, kelennerBreton
- ensenyantCatalan, Valencian
- athro, dysgwr, athrawesWelsh
- lærer, lærerindeDanish
- Klassenlehrer, Lehrer, Klassenlehrerin, LehrerinGerman
- δάσκαλος, δασκάλαGreek
- maestra, profesor, profesora, docente, maestroSpanish
- andereño, irakasle, maisuBasque
- آموزگار, آموزاننده, معلمPersian
- professeur, maître d'écoleFrench
- learaarWestern Frisian
- fear-teagaisg, muinear, neach-teagaisg, bean-teagaisg, tìdsearScottish Gaelic
- टीचर, अध्यापक, शिक्षक, अध्यापिका, गुरुHindi
- tanítónő, tanító, pedagógus, tanárnő, oktató, tanárHungarian
- դասատու, ուսուցիչArmenian
- maestro, instructor, magistro, inseniator, [[professor]] de [[schola]]Interlingua
- guru, pengajarIndonesian
- 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
- magistra, doctrix, magister, doctor, docens, praeceptor, praeceptrixLatin
- dėstytojas, mokytojas, dėstytoja, mokytojaLithuanian
- skolotāja, skolotājsLatvian
- kaiwhakaako, māhita kuraMāori
- воспитувачка, предавач, учителка, воспитувач, наставник, предавачка, наставничка, професор, професорка, учителMacedonian
- അദ്ധ്യാപിക, ഗുരു, അദ്ധ്യാപകന്Malayalam
- गुरु, टीचर, शिक्षकMarathi
- għalliem, għalliemaMaltese
- ဆရာမ, ဆရာBurmese
- lærerinne, frøken, lærerNorwegian
- leraar, onderwijzeres, lerares, docent, schoolmeester, docente, leerkracht, onderwijzerDutch
- frøken, lærarinne, lærarNorwegian Nynorsk
- báʼóltaʼíNavajo, Navaho
- gekinoo'amaagedOjibwe, Ojibwa
- nauczyciel, nauczycielkaPolish
- docente, professorPortuguese
- învățător, profesoară, profesorRomanian
- преподаватель, наставница, учительница, учитель, преподавательница, наставникRussian
- 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
- ครู, อาจารย์Thai
- muallim, öğretmenTurkish
- 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
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