a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
an assistant at a children's camp, often a high school or college student, who supervises a group of children or directs a particular activity, as nature study or a sport.
a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.
an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
- Also especially British, coun·sel·lor .
- coun·se·lor·ship; especially British, coun·sel·lor·ship, noun
- pre·coun·sel·lor, noun
- councillor, counselor
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How to use counselor in a sentence
She volunteers as an online peer counselor for Maryland residents who have tested positive.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
My energy wasn’t placed on schoolwork, but on what my parents and school counselors glibly called “extra curriculars.”Traditional school isn’t always the way to go, and I wish my parents had seen that earlier | Kenneth R. Rosen | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Many children, worried that their parents may overhear them talking about their problems to counselors, have used the texting service.How mental-health crisis centers have tried to weather the COVID-19 storm | Jonathan Vanian | February 5, 2021 | Fortune
Elrich said he “would rather not” have a permanent police presence in schools and would like to hire more counselors and therapists.In Maryland’s largest suburb, an ambitious police overhaul faces roadblocks | Rebecca Tan, Dan Morse | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
She told the paper her primary purpose is her work as a counselor, and she hopes her people skills will transfer as a Council member.North County Report: Appointment of New Oceanside Leader Making Waves | Kayla Jimenez | February 4, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Mariame protests, and tells the guidance counselor that she does not understand.
She must leave the banlieue, just as she insists to the school counselor, that she must go to high school.
She begs the guidance counselor to let her advance to high school.
If you identify with two or more of the following traits, you may want to seek out a nutritionist or counselor, according to Dunn.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession | DailyBurn | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Caroline Trimm, a nurse counselor at Greenwich House in the SoHo district of Manhattan, seems to have the opposite view.
Hast thou no king in thee, or is thy counselor perished, because sorrow hath taken thee as a woman in labour.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
On the following day she told him that I was the widow of a counselor, who, being poor, lived in retirement.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The well-educated woman physician should be the friend and counselor of the mother during this anxious period.The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
He was made baron, and became, next to Kaunitz, the most influential counselor of the empress.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
Sakkataka or Sasachatoko was at one time chief counselor of the Sachem of the tribe.