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teacher Line breaks: teach¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːtʃə/

Definition of teacher in English:


A person who teaches, especially in a school: a history teacher
More 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.
lecturer, professor, don, fellow, reader, academic;
guide, mentor, guru, counsellor;
Scottish  dominie;
Indian  pandit
North American , chiefly derogatory schoolmarm
informal teach
British informal beak
Australian/New Zealand informal chalkie, schoolie
archaic doctor, schoolman, usher
rare preceptor


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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