counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce counselor (audio) \
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 How to pronounce counselor (audio) \ noun

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Examples of counselor in a Sentence

He works as a camp counselor. a young couple going to a marriage counselor
Recent Examples on the Web Claudia Conway, the daughter of former senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, is returning to the spotlight in a big way. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "It’s Official: Here’s Footage Of Claudia Conway On The Next Season Of American Idol," 9 Feb. 2021 O’Connell most recently served as director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and was the senior counselor and deputy chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell during the Obama administration. Will Weissert, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden chooses transgender woman as assistant health secretary," 19 Jan. 2021 O'Connell most recently served as director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and was the senior counselor and deputy chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell during the Obama administration. Will Weissert, Star Tribune, "Biden picks 1st transgender person for Senate-confirmed post," 19 Jan. 2021 O'Connell most recently served as director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and was the senior counselor and deputy chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell during the Obama administration. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Rachel Levine, Biden's pick for health dept. post, is a transgender woman and Tulane grad," 19 Jan. 2021 Kellyanne Conway, former counselor to President Trump. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘MacGyver’; ‘Secrets of Sulphur Springs’," 14 Jan. 2021 Boushey, a longtime economic counselor to Biden, would become a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Biden set to announce his economic team led by Janet Yellen, who face a dark winter outlook, split Congress," 2 Dec. 2020 White House climate leads under President Obama—former Clinton EPA Administrator Carol Browner and counselor to the president John Podesta—had a hand in molding domestic and international policies. Jean Chemnick, Scientific American, "Biden Names John Kerry Climate Envoy," 24 Nov. 2020 Wolf sent the list to Gene Hamilton, counselor to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the recommendation took effect in May 2018. Dallas News, "Federal judge says Chad Wolf has been leading DHS illegally, rules suspension of DACA invalid," 15 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of counselor was in the 13th century

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27 Feb 2021

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“Counselor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counselor. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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
US : 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 How to pronounce counselor (audio) \

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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