educator

[ej-oo-key-ter]

noun

a person or thing that educates, especially a teacher, principal, or other person involved in planning or directing education.

Nearby words

  1. educational welfare officer,
  2. educationalist,
  3. educationese,
  4. educationist,
  5. educative,
  6. educatory,
  7. educe,
  8. educrat,
  9. educt,
  10. eduction

Origin of educator

1560–70; < Latin ēducātor, equivalent to ēducā(re) (see educate) + -tor -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for educator

educator

noun

a person who educates; teacher
a specialist in education; educationalist
(in South Africa) a school teacher
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Word Origin and History for educator

educator

n.

1560s, "one who nourishes or rears;" 1670s, "one who trains or instructs," from Latin educator (in classical Latin, "a foster father" as well as "a tutor"), agent noun from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Latin educatrix meant "a nurse."

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