Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a personified abstraction that teaches
  • n. a person whose occupation is teaching

Etymologies

Agent noun of teach, teach +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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