teacher

noun
teach·​er | \ ˈtē-chər How to pronounce teacher (audio) \

Definition of teacher

1 : one that teaches especially : one whose occupation is to instruct
2 : a Mormon ranking above a deacon in the Aaronic priesthood

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Synonyms for teacher

Synonyms

educationist [chiefly British], educator, instructor, pedagogue (also pedagog), preceptor, schoolteacher

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Examples of teacher in a Sentence

Experience is a good teacher. She is a first-grade teacher. a teacher of driver's education
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One afternoon in 1914, Franz Kafka visited the Berlin home of the philosopher and teacher Martin Buber. Benjamin Balint, WSJ, "‘Martin Buber’ Review: The Hebrew Humanist," 5 Apr. 2019 Though that teacher was very wrong in predicting how Chan’s career might unfold, becoming a trailblazer of Hollywood’s inclusion movement comes with its own challenges, particularly when entering a multi-billion dollar franchise. Yolanda Machado, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gemma Chan Knows Hollywood Has a Long Way to Go with Inclusion," 2 Apr. 2019 Her teachers report not understanding exactly what motivated the uncharacteristic decision. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Turned Down a Spot at Her Dream College for a Chance to Study with Prince William," 23 Mar. 2019 Suddenly, some teachers had to travel as far as five or six hours to see a doctor. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Is employer-sponsored insurance really a good deal for workers?," 7 Feb. 2019 He was narrowly beaten by Democrat Tony Evers , the state education superintendent who marched with teachers in protest of Walker’s policies. Scott Bauer, The Seattle Times, "Walker leaves a fundamentally changed Wisconsin," 7 Jan. 2019 For today’s study, the scientists collaborated with biology teachers at two different high schools in Seattle. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why we might want the school day to start later," 12 Dec. 2018 Ojeda had strongly criticized lawmakers about the 1 percent raise and introduced several other bills with the teachers in mind. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "He just lost a congressional race for West Virginia’s Third District.," 12 Nov. 2018 The unrest that began in 2016 with teachers and lawyers demanding respect for the regions' English education and justice systems led to a government crackdown and the emergence of armed separatists seeking an English-speaking state. Fox News, "Women protest abuses in Cameroon Anglophone separatist fight," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of teacher

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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teacher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teacher

: a person or thing that teaches something especially : a person whose job is to teach students about certain subjects

teacher

noun
teach·​er | \ ˈtē-chər How to pronounce teacher (audio) \

Kids Definition of teacher

: a person who passes on information or skill

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