teacher

noun
teach·er | \ˈtē-chər \

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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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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The Mount Adams teacher hoping to become the first American to row solo and unassisted across the North Atlantic is on a collision course with the remnants of Hurricane Chris. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Mount Adams teacher rowing to England facing 'gorilla' of an ocean storm," 13 July 2018 Boys must attend Mass, and each class opens with a prayer of the teacher’s choosing. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "The All-Boys High School Producing GOP Bigwigs," 11 July 2018 West Aurora Director of Secondary Education Will Dwyer explained the rethinking of the lunch structure stems from contractual changes with the teachers. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora may try new lunch period model for sixth-graders," 10 July 2018 Hear from Jason Seaman, the Noblesville West teacher who helped stop the school shooting in his classroom, in a one-on-one interview with IndyStar. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana schools can get handheld metal detectors for free through new state safety program," 9 July 2018 Andrea Martin played a number of hilarious smaller roles, including the tippling voice teacher Madame Maude P. Dilly. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "Tanglewood opens with Bernstein’s exuberance, Lang Lang’s return," 8 July 2018 The child's parents filed the lawsuit in February, alleging the teacher lacked sufficient training making the school district negligent. Anchorage Daily News, "City settles with family of boy permanently injured in PE," 8 July 2018 The teacher was an elegant, soft-spoken woman, which was fortunate, because the language was a beast. Thomas Swick, Longreads, "Letters from Trenton," 5 July 2018 Desmond travels with a couple of helpers, including a young woman whose interest in saving primitive environments dovetails with the piano teacher’s obsession with education and culture. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Piano to Zanskar': Film Review | Edinburgh 2018," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of teacher

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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head teacher

substitute teacher

supply teacher

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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 \

Kids Definition of teacher

: a person who passes on information or skill

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