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counselor

noun coun·sel·or \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər\

Simple Definition of counselor

  • : a person who provides advice as a job : a person who counsels people

  • : a person who is in charge of young people at a summer camp

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of counselor

  1. 1 :  a person who gives advice or counseling <marriage counselor>

  2. 2 :  lawyer; specifically :  one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court

  3. 3 :  one who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

counselorship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of counselor in a sentence

  1. He works as a camp counselor.

  2. <a young couple going to a marriage counselor>



13th Century

First Known Use of counselor

13th century

Variants of counselor

or counsellor play \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər\


COUNSELOR Defined for Kids

counselor

play
noun coun·sel·or \ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

Definition of counselor for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who gives advice

  2. 2 :  a supervisor of campers or activities at a summer camp

  3. 3 :  lawyer



Variants of counselor

or counsellor \ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

Medical Dictionary

counselor

noun coun·sel·or

Medical Definition of counselor

  1. :  a person engaged in counseling



Variants of counselor

or counsellor \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər\play

Law Dictionary

counselor

noun coun·se·lor \ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

Legal Definition of counselor

  1. :  counsel





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