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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

professor (plural professors)

  1. The most senior rank for an academic at a university or similar institution, informally also known as "full professor."
    Synonyms: prof, 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, 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.

Descendants[edit]

  • Niuean: palōfesa

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic профессор
Perso-Arabic پروفئسسور

Etymology[edit]

Internationalism; ultimately from Latin professor (declarer, person who claims knowledge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

professor (definite accusative professoru, plural professorlar)

  1. professor

Declension[edit]

    Declension of professor
singular plural
nominative professor
professorlar
definite accusative professoru
professorları
dative professora
professorlara
locative professorda
professorlarda
ablative professordan
professorlardan
definite genitive professorun
professorların
    Possessive forms of professor
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) professorum professorlarım
sənin (your) professorun professorların
onun (his/her/its) professoru professorları
bizim (our) professorumuz professorlarımız
sizin (your) professorunuz professorlarınız
onların (their) professoru or professorları professorları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) professorumu professorlarımı
sənin (your) professorunu professorlarını
onun (his/her/its) professorunu professorlarını
bizim (our) professorumuzu professorlarımızı
sizin (your) professorunuzu professorlarınızı
onların (their) professorunu or professorlarını professorlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) professoruma professorlarıma
sənin (your) professoruna professorlarına
onun (his/her/its) professoruna professorlarına
bizim (our) professorumuza professorlarımıza
sizin (your) professorunuza professorlarınıza
onların (their) professoruna or professorlarına professorlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) professorumda professorlarımda
sənin (your) professorunda professorlarında
onun (his/her/its) professorunda professorlarında
bizim (our) professorumuzda professorlarımızda
sizin (your) professorunuzda professorlarınızda
onların (their) professorunda or professorlarında professorlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) professorumdan professorlarımdan
sənin (your) professorundan professorlarından
onun (his/her/its) professorundan professorlarından
bizim (our) professorumuzdan professorlarımızdan
sizin (your) professorunuzdan professorlarınızdan
onların (their) professorundan or professorlarından professorlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) professorumun professorlarımın
sənin (your) professorunun professorlarının
onun (his/her/its) professorunun professorlarının
bizim (our) professorumuzun professorlarımızın
sizin (your) professorunuzun professorlarınızın
onların (their) professorunun or professorlarının professorlarının

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin professor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

professor m (plural professors, feminine professora)

  1. professor
  2. teacher
    Synonyms: mestre, ensenyant

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

professor c (singular definite professoren, plural indefinite professorer)

  1. professor

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch professoor, from Latin professor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌproːˈfɛ.sɔr/
  • (file)
  • 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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Noun[edit]

professor m (genitive professōris, feminine profestrīx); third declension

  1. teacher, professor

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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

Noun[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. professor, the highest academic rank at a university

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin professor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. teacher (person teaches professionally)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin professor.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: pro‧fes‧sor

Noun[edit]

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, soccer, slang) coach
    Synonym: treinador

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:professor.

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

professor c (feminine: professorska (dated))

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

Declension[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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

Uzbek[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic профессор (professor)
Latin professor
Perso-Arabic

Noun[edit]

professor (plural professorlar)

  1. professor