professor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman proffessur, from Latin professor (declarer, person who claims knowledge), from the past participle stem of profiteor (profess).

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professor (plural professors)

  1. The most senior rank for an academic at a university or similar institution, informally also known as "full professor." Abbreviated Prof.
    • 2014 November 22, Michel Clasquin-Johnson, “What is the difference between a research professor and a professor”, in Quora[1]:
      Professor is what you become after teaching for twenty to thirty years.
  2. (US, informal) A teacher or faculty member at a college or university regardless of formal rank.
  3. (archaic) One who professes something, such as a religious doctrine.
    • 1660, William Petty, 16px Wikisource logo Reflections upon some Persons and Things in Ireland, p. 170/1:
      As for Religion, I have not said, much lesse meant irreverently of it, or of the Professors thereof.
    • 1897, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (transl.) The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, Introduction, p. v:
      This period in which Abraham the Jew lived was one in which Magic was almost universally believed in, and in which its Professors were held in honour;
  4. (US, slang) A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 415:
      You could hear [...] pianos under the hands of whorehouse professors sounding like they came with keys between the keys.
  5. The puppeteer who performs a Punch and Judy show; a Punchman.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic профессор
Roman professor
Perso-Arabic پروفئسسور

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin professor (declarer, person who claims knowledge).

Noun[edit]

professor (definite accusative professoru, plural professorlar)

  1. professor

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin professor.

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Noun[edit]

professor m (plural professors, feminine professora)

  1. professor
  2. teacher

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: pro‧fes‧sor

Noun[edit]

professor m (plural professoren or professors, diminutive professortje n)

  1. professor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From professus, from profiteor.

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professor m (genitive professōris); third declension

  1. teacher, professor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative professor professōrēs
Genitive professōris professōrum
Dative professōrī professōribus
Accusative professōrem professōrēs
Ablative professōre professōribus
Vocative professor professōrēs

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin professor

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professor m (definite singular professoren, indefinite plural professorer, definite plural professorene)

  1. professor, the highest academic rank at a university

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin professor

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professor m (definite singular professoren, indefinite plural professorar, definite plural professorane)

  1. professor, the highest academic rank at a university

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin professor.

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professor m (plural professores, feminine professora, feminine plural professoras)

  1. teacher (person teaches professionally)
    Synonyms: docente (chiefly in academic contexts), mestre (dated), educador (has an affectionate or poetic undertone)
  2. (Brazil, pro football, slang) coach
    Synonym: treinador

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:professor.

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Swedish[edit]

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professor c (feminine: professorska (dated))

  1. professor;[1] the highest academic rank at a university

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Declension of professor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative professor professorn professorer professorerna
Genitive professors professorns professorers professorernas

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  1. ^ Utrikes namnbok (7th ed., 2007) →ISBN