- a person who instructs; teacher.
- a teacher in a college or university who ranks below an assistant professor.
Origin of instructor
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for instructor
A professional ballroom dancer and instructor, her name reflects a parallel that runs in both BDSM and dance: symbiosis.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Jackson fared better as an instructor of artillery, a subject he was far better at explaining.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
There were exceptions, as our instructor, Kimberlee Sue Moran, pointed out, but criminals behaved in mostly predictable ways.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'
November 14, 2014
“Today we will learn the algorithm for receiving presents,” the instructor tells her students.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
In that sense, the child will always be the instructor of the adult.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
August 3, 2014
In this tedious and protracted inquiry he had no instructor, nor assistant, nor adviser.Self-Help
There was only one gate, to which the instructor led the class.
"No, it isn't dangerous at all," the instructor answered hastily.
He patted the Thor gun which the instructor was buckling to his waist.
The instructor hitched the Thor gun a little higher on his hip.
- someone who instructs; teacher
- US and Canadian a university teacher ranking below assistant professor
Word Origin and History for instructor
mid-15c., from Old French instructeur and directly from Medieval Latin instructor "teacher" (in classical Latin, "preparer"), agent noun from instruere (see instruct).