Origin of teaching
- to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in: She teaches mathematics.
- to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction to: He teaches a large class.
- to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction.
- Informal. teacher.
Origin of teach
Related Wordsdiscipline, training, guidance, instruction, schooling, culture, cultivation, learning, reading, tutoring, coaching, enlightenment, tutelage, apprenticeship, drilling
Examples from the Web for 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
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
- the art or profession of a teacher
- (sometimes plural) something taught; precept
- (modifier) denoting a person or institution that teachesa teaching hospital
- (modifier) used in teachingteaching aids
- Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America
- (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive often foll by how) to help to learn; tell or show (how)to teach someone to paint; to teach someone how to paint
- to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal)to teach French; to teach children; she teaches
- (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause to learn or understandexperience taught him that he could not be a journalist
- Also: teach someone a lesson informal to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour
Word Origin and History for teaching
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.