lecturer

[lek-cher-er]

noun

a person who lectures.
an academic rank given in colleges and universities to a teacher ranking below assistant professor.

Nearby words

  1. lectionary,
  2. lector,
  3. lectorate,
  4. lectotype,
  5. lecture,
  6. lectureship,
  7. lecuona,
  8. lecuona, ernesto,
  9. lecythus,
  10. led

Origin of lecturer

First recorded in 1560–70; lecture + -er1

Related formssub·lec·tur·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lecturer

lecturer

noun

a person who lectures
a teacher in higher education without professorial status
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Word Origin and History for lecturer

lecturer

n.

1580s, agent noun from lecture (v.).

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