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TU'TOR, n. [L. from tuero, to defend.]
n. & v. --n. 1 a private teacher, esp. in general charge of a person's education. 2 a university teacher supervising the studies or welfare of assigned undergraduates. 3 Brit. a book of instruction in a subject. --v. 1 tr. act as a tutor to. 2 intr. work as a tutor. 3 tr. restrain, discipline. 4 intr. US receive tuition. Derivatives: tutorage n. tutorship n. Etymology: ME f. AF, OF tutour or L tutor f. tueri tut- watch
Tutor Tu"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored; p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.] 1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct. Their sons are well tutored by you. --Shak. 2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity. --Addison.
Tutor Tu"tor, n. [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. Tuition.] One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing. Specifically: (a) A treasurer; a keeper. ``Tutour of your treasure.'' --Piers Plowman. (b) (Civ. Law) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian. (c) A private or public teacher. (d) (Eng. Universities) An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline. (e) (Am. Colleges) An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.
(tutors, tutoring, tutored) 1. A tutor is a teacher at a British university or college. In some American universities or colleges, a tutor is a teacher of the lowest rank. He is course tutor in archaeology at the University of Southampton... N-COUNT 2. A tutor is someone who gives private lessons to one pupil or a very small group of pupils. N-COUNT 3. If someone tutors a person or a subject, they teach that person or subject. The old man was tutoring her in the stringed instruments. ...at the college where I tutored a two-day Introduction to Chairmaking course... I tutored in economics. VERB: V n in n, V n, V in n, also V
tu'-ter: In modern English an "instructor," more particularly a private instructor, but the word properly means a "guardian." Hence its use in Ga 4:2 the King James Version for epitropos, here "guardian" (so the Revised Version (British and American)), and 1Co 4:15; Ga 3:24,25 the Revised Version (British and American) for paidagogos.
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