instructor

noun
in·​struc·​tor | \ in-ˈstrək-tər How to pronounce instructor (audio) \

Definition of instructor

: one that instructs : teacher especially : a college teacher below professorial rank

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Other Words from instructor

instructorship \ in-​ˈstrək-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce instructorship (audio) \ noun

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Examples of instructor in a Sentence

He's a poetry instructor at a local community college. had spent most of his adulthood as an instructor in the local school system
Recent Examples on the Web Stephanie Hollingsworth is a certified yoga instructor, with a special interest in aerial yoga, her husband Scott Hollingsworth said. Lina Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Search for missing Belle Isle woman presses on 3 weeks after disappearance," 16 Oct. 2020 For the younger division, there's an instructor and a teaching assistant in the classroom. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how the Milwaukee Ballet opened up its dance schools in Brookfield and Fox Point during the coronavirus pandemic," 2 Oct. 2020 Taix is an English instructor, and Woodward is the school's director of student activities. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Teachers and alums are honored at Chapelle and Brother Martin, and other metro-area school news," 30 Sep. 2020 Sergeant Pals is also a national defense instructor at Tabasalu High School, outside Tallinn. Gordon F. Sander, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Estonian women, military service increasingly attracts as a career," 24 Sep. 2020 Alena is a fitness/yoga instructor, reiki master and homeschool mom. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "French-inspired chateau in Norton Commons is a master class in energy-efficiency design," 24 Sep. 2020 James Burpee, of Plymouth, is an artist and retired college art instructor. James Burpee, Star Tribune, "The 2020 election: Why Trump doesn't pass muster, by topic," 10 Sep. 2020 Margaret Correll is a retired drawing instructor from Northwest Arkansas Community College and a member of the Fenix Fayetteville art collective. Lara Jo Hightower, Arkansas Online, "Makers' Round-Up: Craig Colurusso and Margaret Correll," 3 Sep. 2020 Georgia Joice is an instructor and musician specializing in voice, piano, guitar and ukulele. Brandon Moeller, Houston Chronicle, "Sept. 2-14: ‘Boat-in movie night’ among upcoming northwest Houston area events," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of instructor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of instructor was in the 15th century

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20 Oct 2020

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“Instructor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/instructor. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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instructor

noun
How to pronounce instructor (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of instructor

: a person who teaches a subject or skill : someone who instructs people
US : a teacher in a college or university who is not a professor

instructor

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in·​struc·​tor | \ in-ˈstrək-tər How to pronounce instructor (audio) \

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