- a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
Origin of teacher
Examples from the Web for teacher
Indeed, every teacher is expected to be a Muslim by birth or conversion.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
When one is a teacher, one confronts this issue all the time.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life
December 6, 2014
Someone dressed as an Emirati woman killed an American teacher in a mall bathroom.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?
December 3, 2014
He was no teacher, and he lacked the tact required in getting along with his classes.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Also, when I was in the 9th grade, a teacher enjoyed something I wrote, which I found interesting.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby
November 26, 2014
He might even qualify for some distinction in it with such a teacher!Weighed and Wanting
Along the road from Sils came the teacher leaning on his staff.
They began at once to think of whom they should inquire,—of the teacher, or of the grandmother.
For this the teacher brought out his old fiddle and tuned it.
The teacher stood looking at the child in great surprise and some displeasure.
- a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
- a personified concept that teachesnature is a good teacher
Word Origin and History for teacher
"one who teaches," c.1300; agent noun from teach (v.). It was used earlier in a sense of "index finger" (late 13c.). Teacher's pet attested from 1856.