teaching

noun
teach·​ing | \ˈtē-chiŋ \

Definition of teaching 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act, practice, or profession of a teacher

2 : something taught especially : doctrine the teachings of Confucius

teaching

adjective

Definition of teaching (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, used for, or engaged in teaching a teaching aid the teaching profession a teaching assistant

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Examples of teaching in a Sentence

Noun

He went into teaching after college. a chemist who has devoted his career to teaching, even though he could have made a lot more money in an industrial job

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But the grammar was beyond teaching, or rather learning, in a classroom. Thomas Swick, Longreads, "Letters from Trenton," 5 July 2018 Each year, the Michigan Teacher of the Year program selects someone who best represents excellence in teaching, and that person serves as a spokesperson for all teachers in the state for the year. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "What soccer-loving uncle taught 2 top Michigan teachers," 13 July 2018 People who work for the government, at qualifying nonprofits or in teaching, for example, may qualify for loan forgiveness. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "Should a Parent or Student Take Out the College Loan?," 8 July 2018 There are numerous big issues about the state of teaching. Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Borsuk: Literacy may not be a constitutional right, but it's a life imperative," 6 July 2018 June touched many lives through her 30 years of teaching at both Bowers School as a second grade teacher and then as a Special Education Teacher at Keeney Street School, where she was chosen Teacher of the Year. courant.com, "June Woodhouse," 5 July 2018 After 37 years of teaching, Mailahn retired at Haddon Heights at the end of the school year. Marc Narducci, Philly.com, "Pension laws force Al Mailahn out as Woodbury High School football coach," 29 June 2018 Her service includes 10 years of teaching, four years as an assistant principal and 10 years as a principal at the elementary level. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD makes personnel changes," 12 June 2018 The skills of teaching are a whole different set of skills. Lolade Fadulu, The Atlantic, "The Experiment in Irresponsibility," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of teaching

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1615, in the meaning defined above

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teaching

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teaching

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the job or profession of a teacher

: something that is taught : the ideas and beliefs that are taught by a person, religion, etc.

teaching

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of teaching (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or used for teaching someone or something

teaching

noun

Kids Definition of teaching

1 : the duties or profession of a teacher

2 : something taught We studied the philosopher's teachings.

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