a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
Origin of teacher
Related formsteach·er·less, adjectiveteach·er·ship, nounnon·teach·er, nounself-teach·er, nounun·der·teach·er, noun
First recorded in 1250–1300, teacher
is from the Middle English
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Examples from the Web for teachership
Historical Examples of teachership
It was on her lips to tell him that she had resigned the teachership; but she forbore.
“The possession of wisdom was made a claim to teachership” (Hort).
He taught sitting: that belongs to the dignity of teachership.
Hester's letter accepting the teachership had put Mr. Sam in something of a quandary.
British Dictionary definitions for teachership
Derived Formsteacherless, adjective
a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
a personified concept that teachesnature is a good teacher
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Word Origin and History for teachership
"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.
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