Definition of teacher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtēCHər/


A person who teaches, especially in a school.
Example sentences
  • On the first day of the new school year the teachers are crackling with enthusiasm.
  • The crush you had on the history teacher was so obvious it could be seen a mile off.
  • At the Catholic Junior School a teacher caned me for talking to the boy next to me.
educator, tutor, instructor, master, mistress, governess, educationist, preceptor;
coach, trainer;
lecturer, professor, don;
guide, mentor, guru, counselor;
substitute teacher, sub
informal teach
formal pedagogue
historical schoolman, schoolmarm



Example sentences
  • That's now my ideal of teacherly advocacy: The object of veneration is not the lecturer but the work of art.
  • My own children always laugh at my teacherly impulses to say that the students should tell the teachers what is going on, but there it is.
  • Yet the teacherly streak in Orwell - his calling to educate the unenlightened bourgeoisie - drove him further to investigate Britain's under-class.

Words that rhyme with teacher

bleacher, creature, feature, headteacher, Katowice, Nietzsche, preacher, screecher

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Syllabification: teach·er

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