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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So, teaching you how to go through your reads and teaching you different concepts and teaching you what coverages look like, by animation. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Unlike some athletes, former NFL star Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t want to be a venture capitalist," 23 Oct. 2018 But never mind his or her grasp of subject or teaching style. Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com, "After complaints, Ratemyprofessors.com does away with its 'hotness' ratings," 11 July 2018 During her time at the camp, Mudd was able to combine her three favorite things — teaching, kids and cooking. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Hey, look! We bumped into MasterChef's Brandi Mudd at the airport," 10 July 2018 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

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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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The first known use of teaching was in the 13th century

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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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