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mentor

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noun men·tor \ˈmen-ˌtȯr, -tər\

Simple Definition of mentor

  • : someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person

Full Definition of mentor

  1. 1 capitalized :  a friend of Odysseus entrusted with the education of Odysseus' son Telemachus

  2. 2 a :  a trusted counselor or guide b :  tutor, coach

men·tor·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of mentor

  1. After college, her professor became her close friend and mentor.

  2. He needed a mentor to teach him about the world of politics.

  3. We volunteer as mentors to disadvantaged children.

  4. young boys in need of mentors



Origin of mentor

Latin, from Greek Mentōr


First Known Use: 1616


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mentor

verb men·tor

Simple Definition of mentor

  • : to teach or give advice or guidance to (someone, such as a less experienced person or a child) : to act as a mentor for (someone)

Full Definition of mentor

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to serve as a mentor for :  tutor

Examples of mentor

  1. The young intern was mentored by the country's top heart surgeon.

  2. Our program focuses on mentoring teenagers.



1976

First Known Use of mentor

1976

Rhymes with mentor


Mentor

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geographical name Men·tor \ˈmen-tər\

Definition of Mentor

  1. city NE Ohio NE of Cleveland pop 47,159





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