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noun teach·er \ˈtē-chər\

Definition of teacher

  1. 1 :  one that teaches; especially :  one whose occupation is to instruct

  2. 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

Recent Examples of teacher from the Web

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First Known Use of teacher

14th century



TEACHER Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun teach·er \ˈtē-chər\

Definition of teacher for Students

  1. :  a person who passes on information or skill



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