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teacher

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noun teach·er \ˈtē-chər\

Simple Definition of teacher

  • : a person or thing that teaches something; especially : a person whose job is to teach students about certain subjects

Full Definition of teacher

  1. 1 :  one that teaches; especially :  one whose occupation is to instruct

  2. 2 :  a Mormon ranking above a deacon in the Aaronic priesthood

Examples of teacher

  1. Experience is a good teacher.

  2. She is a first-grade teacher.

  3. a teacher of driver's education



14th Century

First Known Use of teacher

14th century



TEACHER Defined for Kids

teacher

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noun teach·er \ˈtē-chər\

Definition of teacher

  1. :  a person who passes on information or skill





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