Definition of “teacher” - English Dictionary


“teacher” in English

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teachernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtiː.tʃər/ us /ˈtiː.tʃɚ/

A1 someone whose job is to teach in a school or college


Examples from literature

  • His father was a painter and a teacher of painting. 
  • However, the same teachers also said it is difficult for students to find reliable information. 
  • I wasn’t honest with my teacher. 
  • In one study, teachers said the Internet helps students do better research. 
  • My teacher has got such a nice personality – she’s very kind and patient. 
  • Parents and teachers have many ways to teach children to be altruistic. 
  • People could learn to be scientists, doctors, or teachers by reading books. 
  • She’s studying to be a teacher. 
  • So, he began to learn without a teacher, from books. 
  • The government provided teachers and courses to help people learn organic farming techniques. 
  • They listen to their teacher. 
  • Your teacher tells you that there will be two tests sometime before the school year ends. 

(Definition of “teacher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“teacher” in American English

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teachernoun [ C ]

us /ˈti·tʃər/

a person who instructs or trains others, esp. in a school:

(Definition of “teacher” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)