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[tee-cher] /ˈti tʃər/
a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
Origin of teacher
1250-1300; Middle English techer. See teach, -er1
Related forms
teacherless, adjective
teachership, noun
nonteacher, noun
self-teacher, noun
underteacher, noun Unabridged
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  • New models for teacher preparation are thinking outside the box.
  • Note how the job description is similar to and different from that of a teacher.
  • Any teacher can tell you that smarts alone do not a good student make.
  • So long as a teacher imparts a sense of wonder and curiosity, the details will follow.
  • teacher study plans would need to be approved by their principal.
  • In his state-of-the-city address, the mayor announced yet more reforms, tackling everything from teacher tenure to funding.
  • He can get a home teacher or home school him yourself as you are able if you need too.
  • One of my many jobs as my kids' teacher is to make sure they know how to think.
  • It can liberate a good teacher to become even better.
  • Every teacher knows there are students who always seem to be a step ahead of everyone else.
British Dictionary definitions for teacher


a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
a personified concept that teaches: nature is a good teacher
Derived Forms
teacherless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for teacher

"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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