teacher

noun teach·er \ ˈtē-chər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

Examples of teacher in a Sentence

  1. Experience is a good teacher.

  2. She is a first-grade teacher.

  3. a teacher of driver's education

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First Known Use of teacher

14th century



TEACHER Defined for English Language Learners

teacher

noun

Definition of teacher for English Language Learners

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


TEACHER Defined for Kids

teacher

noun teach·er \ ˈtē-chər \

Definition of teacher for Students

: a person who passes on information or skill


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