teach·​er ˈtē-chər How to pronounce teacher (audio)
: one that teaches
especially : one whose occupation is to instruct
: a Mormon ranking above a deacon in the Aaronic priesthood

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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of teacher was in the 14th century

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“Teacher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacher. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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teach·​er ˈtē-chər How to pronounce teacher (audio)
: one that teaches
especially : a person whose occupation is to instruct

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