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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TU'TOR, n. [L. from tuero, to defend.]
1. In the civil law, a guardian; one who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate.
2. One who has the care of instructing another in various branches or in any branch of human learning. Some gentlemen employ a tutor to teach in their families, others to attend a son in his travels.
3. In universities and colleges, an officer or member of some hall, who has the charge of instructing the students in the sciences and other branches of learning.
In the American colleges, tutors are graduates selected by the governors or trustees, for the instruction of undergraduates of the three first years. They are usually officers of the institution, who have a share, with the president and professors, in the government of the students.
TU'TOR, v.t. To teach; to instruct.
1. To treat with authority or severity.
2. To correct.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.) [syn: coach, private instructor, tutor] v
1: be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"
2: act as a guardian to someone

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English tutour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin tutor, from tueri Date: 14th century a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another: as a. a private teacher b. a teacher in a British university who gives individual instruction to undergraduates II. verb Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of 2. to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose ; coach intransitive verb 1. to do the work of a tutor 2. to receive instruction especially privately

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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.


Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. (Law.) Guardian. 2. Teacher, instructor, master, preceptor, school-master. II. v. a. 1. Teach, instruct. 2. Discipline, train, bring under control, treat with authority.

Moby Thesaurus

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