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

  • n. The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
  • n. Something taught.
  • n. A precept or doctrine. Often used in the plural: the teachings of Buddha.
  • adj. Of, involving, or used for teaching: teaching materials; teaching methods.
  • adj. Working as a teacher or in teaching: teaching assistants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something taught by a religious or philosophical authority.
  • n. The profession of teaching.
  • v. Present participle of teach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or business of instructing; also, that which is taught; instruction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or business of instructing.
  • n. That which is taught; instruction.
  • n. Synonyms Training, Education, etc. See instruction.

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

  • n. the profession of a teacher
  • n. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
  • n. a doctrine that is taught


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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