mentor

mentor

[men-tawr, -ter]
noun
1.
a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
2.
an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
verb (used without object)
3.
to act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees.
verb (used with object)
4.
to act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.

Origin:
1740–50; after Mentor (< Greek Méntōr)

mentorship, noun


1. adviser, master, guide, preceptor.
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Mentor

[men-tawr, -ter]
noun
(in the Odyssey ) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.

Mentor

[men-ter]
noun
a town in NE Ohio.
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mentor (ˈmɛntɔː)
 
n
1.  a wise or trusted adviser or guide
 
vb
2.  to act as a mentor to (someone); train
 
[C18: from Mentor]
 
men'torial
 
adj

Mentor (ˈmɛntɔː)
 
n
the friend whom Odysseus put in charge of his household when he left for Troy. He was the adviser of the young Telemachus

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mentor
"wise advisor," 1750, from Gk. Mentor, character in the "Odyssey," friend of Odysseus, adviser of Telemachus (often actually Athene in disguise), perhaps ult. meaning "adviser," since the name appears to be an agent noun of mentos "intent, purpose, spirit, passion" from PIE *mon-eyo- (cf. Skt. man-tar-
"one who thinks," L. mon-i-tor "one who admonishes"), causative form of base *men- "to think" (see mental). Related: Mentored; mentoring.
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Computing Dictionary

MENTOR definition


CAI language. "Computer Systems for Teaching Complex Concepts", Report 1742, BBN, Mar 1969.

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mentor

city, Lake county, northeastern Ohio, U.S. It lies on Lake Erie, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Cleveland. Mentor township, organized in 1815, was named either for Hiram Mentor, an early settler, or for the Mentor of Homeric verse (the tutor of Telemachus, Odysseus's son). Mentor Village was separately incorporated in 1855. After World War II the area experienced rapid population and industrial growth, and in 1963 the township and village were consolidated. James A. Garfield, later U.S. president, bought a farm there in 1876, and his home, Lawnfield, has been preserved as a national historic site and memorial museum depicting the history of the Western Reserve. There are many garden nurseries in the vicinity; Headlands State Park and Headlands Dunes and Mentor Marsh state nature preserves are adjacent to the city. Inc. city, 1963. Pop. (2000) city, 50,278; Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA, 2,148,153; (2005 est.) city, 51,485; Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA, 2,126,318.

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