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[tee-cher] /ˈti tʃər/
a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
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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  • There has been a lot of press about the importance of quality teachers lately.
  • Their talent less teachers themselves cannot draw themselves.
  • When he took up drawing and painting, his originality offended his teachers.
  • Former students play catch up with their former teachers and professors.
  • We need to better train teachers and to have more teachers.
  • One day one of my co-teachers came into the teachers' office area with two small plastic containers.
  • Most of the teachers advised the abandoning of the effort to make bricks.
  • He gathered about him not only architects and sculptors but poets, dramatists, philosophers and teachers.
  • His song and his music were so delightful to hear, that even his teachers wrote down the words from his lips and learnt them.
  • Few things are as confusing as the new plans for evaluating teachers and principals.
British Dictionary definitions for teachers


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 teachers



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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