Origin of teaching
verb (used with object), taught, teach·ing.
verb (used without object), taught, teach·ing.
Origin of teach
Related Words for teachingdiscipline, training, guidance, instruction, schooling, culture, cultivation, learning, reading, tutoring, coaching, enlightenment, tutelage, apprenticeship, drilling
Examples from the Web for teaching
Contemporary Examples of teaching
In the 70s, this myth kept openly gay people out of teaching positions.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
January 9, 2015
So, Islamized teaching sends girls back home for marriage and housework, and remains exclusively for boys.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
I was also teaching my courses at UC-Berkeley much of that time, though I had time off in the summers and through a sabbatical.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
David Yaffe, Scott Saul
December 10, 2014
Here, we learn the approach Van Gogh took in teaching himself how to draw.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind
December 7, 2014
Over a decade, his teaching often took place in an atmosphere of what one cadet called “wanton disrespect.”Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Historical Examples of teaching
Through the teaching of Moses he was to become the sole Master of the Jewish race.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
All these are not means for teaching knowledge, but for inspiring obedience.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
This conviction had been forced upon his mind by his experience in teaching.
It is a mistake to try to read any form of modern Socialism into his teaching.Understanding the Scriptures
I'm tired of the teaching, and I'd like well to go into the shop with you!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
verb teaches, teaching or taught
Word Origin 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.