counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər \
variants: or counsellor

Definition of counselor

1 : a person who gives advice or counseling a marriage counselor
2 : lawyer specifically : one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court The defendant conferred with his counselor.
3 : one who has supervisory duties at a summer camp The counselor led the campers on a hike through the woods.

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Other Words from counselor

counselorship \ ˈkau̇n(t)-​s(ə-​)lər-​ˌship \ noun

Synonyms for counselor

Synonyms

adviser (also advisor), consigliere, consultant, counsel

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Examples of counselor in a Sentence

He works as a camp counselor. a young couple going to a marriage counselor

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In recent years, more health providers have been turning to telemedicine for adult mental-health services, offering remote, real-time video and audio appointments with a psychiatrist or counselor for patients who don’t have easy access to care. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The Psychiatrist Can See Your Child Now, Virtually," 8 Jan. 2019 Most colleges have career counselors who can help students sort through their options, and internships can offer real-world glimpses of future career paths. Liz Weston, The Seattle Times, "Liz Weston: How to fund college if you didn’t save enough," 8 Oct. 2018 Despite working in a high-paying district, Garelli teaches from 2009 textbooks and has large class sizes, and her school has one counselor for more than 1,900 kids. Jessica Militare, Glamour, "What's Next For America's Teacher Walkout Movement?," 27 Aug. 2018 This year’s iCan Bike Camp brought together 30 campers and a number of volunteers who work with the campers as spotters and assist the regular counselors. The Aegis, "Harford concludes another successful iCan Bike Camp," 13 July 2018 Then the counselors can focus on more severe cases. Aneri Pattani, Philly.com, "College students train to help peers at risk for suicide, depression and more," 10 July 2018 The agency declined to comment on Bowser’s case or the counselor’s email, referring questions to the state attorney general’s office, which didn’t respond to multiple emails and calls. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Washington psychiatric hospital called ‘hell’," 6 July 2018 The great counselor decides once and for all to confront and defeat the giant who killed her father, alongside her sister. Danny Atkinson, Courant Community, "Epoch Arts Opens Summer Season," 2 July 2018 Mallory became isolated, removed from classes, and forced to eat alone in the guidance counselor's office to avoid possible harassment. CBS News, "School accused of doing nothing to stop bullying of girl who took her life," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of counselor

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for counselor

see counsel entry 1

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counselor

noun

English Language Learners 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

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants: or counsellor \ ˈkau̇n-​sə-​lər \

Kids Definition of counselor

1 : a person who gives advice
2 : a supervisor of campers or activities at a summer camp
3 : lawyer

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants: or counsellor \ ˈkau̇n(t)-​s(ə-​)lər \

Medical Definition of counselor

: a person engaged in counseling

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counselor

noun
coun·​se·​lor | \ ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

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