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TEACHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does teacher mean? 

TEACHER (noun)
  The noun TEACHER has 2 senses:

1. a person whose occupation is teaching
2. a personified abstraction that teaches

  Familiarity information: TEACHER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEACHER (noun)


Sense 1teacher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person whose occupation is teaching

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

instructor; teacher

Hypernyms ("teacher" is a kind of...):

educator; pedagog; pedagogue (someone who educates young people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "teacher"):

art teacher (someone who teaches art)

missionary (someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program)

music teacher (someone who teaches music)

don; preceptor (teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford))

reading teacher (someone who teaches students to read)

riding master (someone who teaches horsemanship)

school teacher; schoolteacher (a teacher in a school below the college level)

science teacher (someone who teaches science)

section man (someone who teaches a section of a large college course)

teaching fellow (a graduate student with teaching responsibilities)

math teacher; mathematics teacher (someone who teaches mathematics)

instructress (a woman instructor)

Bahai (a teacher of or believer in Bahaism)

catechist (one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism))

coach; private instructor; tutor (a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting))

dance master; dancing-master (a professional teacher of dancing)

demonstrator (a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught)

docent (a teacher at some universities)

English professor; English teacher (someone who teaches English)

French teacher (someone who teaches French)

governess (a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home))

Holonyms ("teacher" is a member of...):

teacher-student relation (the academic relation between teachers and their students)


Sense 2teacher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A personified abstraction that teaches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

books were his teachers / experience is a demanding teacher

Hypernyms ("teacher" is a kind of...):

abstract; abstraction (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance)


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