Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who teaches, especially one hired to teach.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; a preceptor; an instructor; a tutor; in a restricted sense, one who gives instruction in religion; specifically, in early New England Congregationalism, a clergyman charged with the duty of giving religious instruction to a church, in some churches the offices of pastor and teacher being at first distinct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor.
  • noun One who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
  • noun The index finger; the forefinger.
  • noun Mormonism The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a personified abstraction that teaches
  • noun a person whose occupation is teaching

Etymologies

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Agent noun of teach, teach +‎ -er

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