parent-teacher association Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “parent-teacher association” in the English Dictionary

"parent-teacher association" in British English

See all translations

parent-teacher associationnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpeə.rəntˈtiː.tʃə.rə.səʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌper.əntˈtiː.tʃɚ.ə.soʊ-/ (abbreviation PTA, US also parent-teacher organization)
an ​organizationrun by ​teachers and the ​parents of ​children at a ​school that ​tries to ​help the ​school, ​especially by ​organizingactivities that ​raisemoney for it
(Definition of parent-teacher association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Parent-Teacher Association" in American English

See all translations

Parent-Teacher Associationnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeər·əntˈti·tʃər əˌsoʊ·siˌeɪ·ʃən, ˈpær-, əˌsoʊ·ʃi-/ (abbreviation PTA)
an ​organization of ​parents and ​teachers of ​children at a ​school that ​tries to ​help the ​school, esp. by ​arrangingactivities that ​raisemoney for it
(Definition of Parent-Teacher Association from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of parent-teacher association?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More