Origin of professor
Examples from the Web for professor
Professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Shakespeare,” said Professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Terry Castle has this great book called The Professor, which came out after I was in grad school.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The theory was first floated in the 1950s by Professor Homer Dubs of Oxford University.
Professor Salkowsky regards it as of less value as an antiseptic than benzoic acid.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Nor is it sufficient that the professor should have made up his mind as to what he has to teach.Four Introductory Lectures on Political Economy|Nassau W. Senior
It was a broad-brimmed, soft felt hat of the Rembrandt style, which Professor Waite sometimes wore.Witch Winnie's Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet|Elizabeth W. Champney
After finishing his operatic career he became a professor of singing at the Conservatoire.Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday|Henry C. Lahee
Meanwhile the Professor was filled with scruples and remorse for the unfortunate step he had taken.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
British Dictionary definitions for professor
Word Origin for professor
Word Origin and History for professor
late 14c., "one who teaches a branch of knowledge," from Old French professeur (14c.) and directly from Latin professor "person who professes to be an expert in some art or science; teacher of highest rank," agent noun from profiteri "lay claim to, declare openly" (see profess). As a title prefixed to a name, it dates from 1706. Short form prof is recorded from 1838.
Professor. One professing religion. This canting use of the word comes down from the Elizabethan period, but is obsolete in England. [Thornton, "American Glossary," 1912]