noun pro·fes·sor \prə-ˈfe-sər\

: a teacher especially of the highest rank at a college or university

Full Definition of PROFESSOR

:  one that professes, avows, or declares
a :  a faculty member of the highest academic rank at an institution of higher education
b :  a teacher at a university, college, or sometimes secondary school
c :  one that teaches or professes special knowledge of an art, sport, or occupation requiring skill
pro·fes·so·ri·al \ˌprō-fə-ˈsr-ē-əl, ˌprä-\ adjective
pro·fes·so·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
pro·fes·sor·ship \prə-ˈfe-sər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of PROFESSOR

  1. Professor Williams will be teaching the class.

First Known Use of PROFESSOR

14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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