from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
- n. Greek Mythology Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus.
- intransitive v. To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.
- transitive v. To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to (another person).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher
- v. To act as someone's mentor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wise and faithful counselor or monitor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who acts as a wise and faithful guide and monitor, especially of a younger person; an intimate friend who is also a sage counselor, as of one who is young or inexperienced.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
- n. a wise and trusted guide and advisor
French Mentor, Mentor, from Latin Mentōr, from Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French mentor, from Ancient Greek Μέντωρ (Mentōr, "Mentor"), a mythological character in the Odyssey. (Wiktionary)