Definition of teacher in English:



  • A person who teaches, especially in a school.

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