professor

noun pro·fes·sor \ prə-ˈfe-sər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of professor

1 :one that professes, avows, or declares
2 a :a faculty member of the highest academic rank at an institution of higher education
b :a teacher at a university, college, or sometimes secondary school
c :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.

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First Known Use of professor

14th century


PROFESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

professor

noun

Definition of professor for English Language Learners

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


PROFESSOR Defined for Kids

professor

noun pro·fes·sor \ prə-ˈfe-sər \

Definition of professor for Students

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


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