the act or profession of a person who teaches.
something that is taught.
Often teachings. doctrines or precepts: the teachings of Lao-tzu.

Origin of teaching

First recorded in 1125–75, teaching is from the Middle English word teching. See teach, -ing1
Related formsnon·teach·ing, adjectiveself-teach·ing, adjective
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  • Her tone is pure, her morals are high, her teachings are direct and effective.

  • He had acquired this from his mother's teachings and his father's spendthrift ways.

  • He wrote the book of “Meaning and Life” and spread his teachings through the world.

  • These doctrines are known to this day as the teachings of the Yellow Ancient.

  • And then he ran over, in eager tones, all that he owed to her teachings.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for teachings



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
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