Complete Definition of "professor"

see|prófessor
English
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Etymology
From Anglo-Norman proffessur, from L. #Latin|professor ‘declarer, person who claims knowledge’, from the past participle stem of profiteri ‘profess’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/pɹəˈfɛsə/
audio|en-us-professor.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
  2. A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.
  3. context|US|slang A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.

#*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 415:
#*:You could hear [...] pianos under the hands of whorehouse professors sounding like they came with keys between the keys.

Synonyms
prof

Translations
trans-top|a person who professes or teaches
Arabic: ARchar|معلم unicode|(moʕálim) m
Chinese: 老师 (lǎoshī)
Finnish: t+|fi|opettaja
French: t+|fr|professeur|m
German: Professor m, Professorin f
Greek: t|el|καθηγητής|m|sc=Grek (kathigitís)
Interlingua: professor
Icelandic: prófessor m, háskólakennari m
Italian: t+|it|professore|m
Japanese: 教授 (きょうじゅ, kyōju), 先生 (せんせい, sensei)
Korean: 교수 (gyosu)
Latin: t-|la|professor|m
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Lithuanian: mokytojas m, dėstytojas m
Polish: t+|pl|profesor|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|professor|m, t+|pt|professor|f|alt=professora
Romanian: profesor m, profesoară f
Russian: t+|ru|профессор|m|trproféssor|scCyrl
Slovenian: profesor m, profesorica f
Spanish: t+|es|profesor|m, t-|es|profesora|f
Swahili: t-|sw|mwalimu|xs=Swahili
Swedish: lärare m, lärarinna f
Turkish: öğretmen, muallim (old word)
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Derived terms
associate professor
assistant professor
adjunct professor

Category:Education


Portuguese

Hyphenation
pro.fes.sor

Noun
professor m (feminine: professora)

  1. teacher.
  2. #English|professor gloss|Portuguese.

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