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From Middle English techere, equivalent to teach +‎ -er. More at teach.



teacher (plural teachers)

  1. A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
  2. The index finger; the forefinger.
  3. An indication; a lesson.
    • 2017 February 28, Steve LeVine, “Trump Speech to Congress: The Message Was Trumpian, But The Tone Was Decidedly Not”, in Quartz[1]:
      But if the last two years are a teacher, look for the bombastic tweets to resume before sunrise.
  4. (Mormonism) The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.


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Unadapted borrowing from English teacher.



teacher m or f by sense (plural teachers)

  1. a teacher of English

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According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.