Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a personified abstraction that teaches
    experience is a demanding teacher
  2. (noun, person) a person whose occupation is teaching

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Teacher


Origin of the word Teacher

  1. "one who teaches," c.1300; see teach. It was used earlier in a sense of "index finger" (late 13c.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment


elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth