professor

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noun pro·fes·sor \prə-ˈfe-sər\

Definition of professor

  1. 1 :  one that professes, avows, or declares

  2. 2a :  a faculty member of the highest academic rank at an institution of higher educationb :  a teacher at a university, college, or sometimes secondary schoolc :  one that teaches or professes special knowledge of an art, sport, or occupation requiring skill

professorial

play \ˌprō-fə-ˈsȯr-ē-əl, ˌprä-\ adjective

professorially

play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

professorship

play \prə-ˈfe-sər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of professor in a sentence

  1. Professor Williams will be teaching the class.

14th Century

First Known Use of professor

14th century


PROFESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

professor

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noun pro·fes·sor \prə-ˈfe-sər\

Definition of professor for English Language Learners

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


PROFESSOR Defined for Kids

professor

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noun pro·fes·sor \prə-ˈfe-sər\

Definition of professor for Students

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



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