verb (used with object), taught, teach·ing.
verb (used without object), taught, teach·ing.
Origin of teach
Definition for teach (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for teach
I asked her how her trainers, born and raised in Iran, have learned how to teach hip-hop.
But when their students asked them how they could teach civics if they could not vote, they took to the streets.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many dance instructors register their classes at gyms and teach women or men (separately) under the name of aerobics.
But we were attempting a deliberate naiveté, a decision to approach these books as if they might have something to teach us.
The mission is to teach any person to use technology for independence and empowerment no matter where they are located.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics|Lucy Vernasco|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the æsthetic critic can understand it.Intentions|Oscar Wilde
So these men of the fifteenth century had to teach themselves, in the first instance, the very elements of this knowledge.Renaissance Fancies and Studies|Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Householders had the responsibility to teach their family and servants religion and morals, and often read from the Bible to them.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
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
In the first place, we are taught, as nothing else can teach us, what man's heart is toward God.Elijah the Tishbite|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for teach (1 of 2)
verb teaches, teaching or taught
Word Origin for teach
British Dictionary definitions for teach (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for teach
Old English tæcan (past tense and past participle tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from Proto-Germanic *taikijanan (cf. Old High German zihan, German zeihen "to accuse," Gothic ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to Old English tacen, tacn "sign, mark" (see token). Related: Taught; teaching.
Old English tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. German zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the Old English word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.