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Meaning of teach by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • SAMPA: /"titS/
    • IPA: /ˈtiʧ/

    Proper noun


    1. ( slang ) Nickname for a teacher .
      I'm not in trouble again, am I, Teach?

    Usage notes

    • Disrespectful


Explanation of teach by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. accustom gradually to some action or attitude

    2. impart skills or knowledge to

    1. an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America ( died in 1718 )

    Definition of teach by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Teach ( tēch ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught ( tat ); p. pr. & vb. n. Teaching.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. tǣcean, imp. tǣhte, to show, teach, akin to tācn token. See Token.]
      1. To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, “to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals.”

      If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should practice them. South.

      2. To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, “to teach a child or a class”. “He taught his disciples.” Mark ix. 31.

      The village master taught his little school. Goldsmith.

      3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.

      I shall myself to herbs teach you. Chaucer.

      They have taught their tongue to speak lies. Jer. ix. 5.

      ☞ This verb is often used with two objects, one of the person, the other of the thing; as, “he taught me Latin grammar”. In the passive construction, either of these objects may be retained in the objective case, while the other becomes the subject; as, “I was taught Latin grammar by him; Latin grammar was taught me by him”.

      Syn. -- To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel; admonish. See the Note under Learn.

    2. Teach v. i. To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.

      And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach. Chaucer.

      The priests thereof teach for hire. Micah iii. 11.