Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “professor”

professor

noun [C]     /prəˈfes.ər/ US  //
B1 a teacher of the highest rank in a department of a British university, or a teacher of high rank in an American university or college: Professor Stephen Hawking a professor of sociology a sociology professor [as form of address] Thank you, Professor.Teachers
(Definition of professor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of professor

More definitions for “professor”

Definitions of “professor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More