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Professor definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROFESS'OR, n. [L.] One who makes open declaration of his sentiments or opinions; particularly, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church.
1. One that publicly teaches any science or branch of learning; particularly, an officer in a university, college or other seminary, whose business is to read lectures or instruct students in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology or mathematics.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university [syn: professor, prof]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. one that professes, avows, or declares 2. a. a faculty member of the highest academic rank at an institution of higher education b. a teacher at a university, college, or sometimes secondary school c. one that teaches or professes special knowledge of an art, sport, or occupation requiring skill professorial adjective professorially adverb professorship noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a (often as a title) a university academic of the highest rank; the holder of a university chair. b US a university teacher. 2 a person who professes a religion. Derivatives: professorate n. professorial adj. professorially adv. professoriate n. professorship n. Etymology: ME f. OF professeur or L professor (as PROFESS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Professor Pro*fess"or, n. [L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur. See Profess.] 1. One who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church. ``Professors of religion.'' --Bacon. 2. One who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(professors) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A professor in a British university is the most senior teacher in a department. ...Professor Cameron... In 1979, only 2% of British professors were female. N-TITLE; N-COUNT; N-VOC 2. A professor in an American or Canadian university or college is a teacher of the highest rank. Robert Dunn is a professor of economics at George Washington University. N-COUNT; N-TITLE; N-VOC




 


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