from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A schoolteacher; an educator.
- n. One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A teacher or instructor of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young.
- n. A pedant; one who by teaching has become overly formal or pedantic in his or her ways; one who has the manner of a teacher.
- n. A slave who led the master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slave who led his master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.
- n. A teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; a schoolmaster.
- n. One who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant.
- transitive v. To play the pedagogue toward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A teacher of children; one whose occupation is the instruction of children; a schoolmaster: now used, generally with a sense of contempt, for a dogmatic and narrow-minded teacher.
- n. A schoolroom, or an apartment set apart as a schoolroom.
- To teach; especially, to teach with the air of a pedagogue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who educates young people
Middle English pedagoge, from Old French, from Latin paedagōgus, slave who supervised children and took them to and from school, from Greek paidagōgos : paido-, boy; see pedo-1 + agōgos, leader (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French pedagogue, from Latin paedagogus, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgeō), παιδαγωγός (paidagogos), from παιδός (paidos, "child") (genitive of παῖς (pais)) + ἀγωγός (agogos, "guide"), άγω (ágō, "lead"). (Wiktionary)