Definition of teacher in English:



  • A person who teaches, especially in a school.

    ‘a history teacher’
    • ‘So the rebel with a cause has transformed into the history teacher we all wish we'd had.’
    • ‘My entire class was making a noise waiting for the teacher to turn up for a music lesson.’
    • ‘In fact I have picked it up again several more times just to annoy my history teacher.’
    • ‘On the first day of the new school year the teachers are crackling with enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Training is given to schools as well as resource material for teachers to use in class.’
    • ‘And by the time we go to high school our teachers will be impressed with what we can do.’
    • ‘Art teachers often instruct students to close one eye in order to flatten what they see.’
    • ‘He paid tribute to the hard work of teachers and trusted teachers to do their job.’
    • ‘Staff at a Swindon school say a teacher who accused of assaulting a pupil is bearing up well.’
    • ‘Make notes if you feel there is anything that you wish to discuss with a particular teacher.’
    • ‘At the Catholic Junior School a teacher caned me for talking to the boy next to me.’
    • ‘Do any of you really believe that a teacher sits at home plotting how to make a fuss about any one kid at school?’
    • ‘He stepped up to the desk and spoke in a hushed whisper to my history teacher, Mrs Burton.’
    • ‘Then you can also go through the paper with a teacher and see how to improve it.’
    • ‘Schools and teachers that cherish the interests of their pupils should not fear it.’
    • ‘The crush you had on the history teacher was so obvious it could be seen a mile off.’
    • ‘Talk to your teacher and ask them if they think there may be a reason for the low grade.’
    • ‘Jobsharing can thus be seen as a valuable tool to helping schools retain teachers.’
    • ‘Sally is now a teacher in a Thai primary school teaching English using song and dance.’
    • ‘Also victims of bullying are not given any sort of support from teachers at all.’
    educator, tutor, instructor, pedagogue, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, master, mistress, governess, educationalist, educationist
    supply teacher
    coach, trainer
    lecturer, professor, don, fellow, reader, academic
    guide, mentor, guru, counsellor
    chalkie, schoolie
    doctor, schoolman, usher
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