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teacher's pet Tweet Definition of teacher Like Definition of teacher
idiom
  1. (idiom) A student who is perceived to be favored by the teacher.
    As a strong and conscientious student, he was often labelled as in school.
third class Tweet Definition of third class Like Definition of third class on Facebook
noun
  1. a reduced-rate mail service for printed matter
  2. formerly the cheapest accomodation on a train
track Tweet Definition of track Like Definition of track on Facebook
noun
  1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
  2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
  3. The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc.
  4. A road; a beaten path.
  5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
  6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
  7. The permanent way; the rails.
  8. A tract or area, as of land.
  9. (context, automotive) The distance between the centerlines of two tires, measured where the tires contact the surface of the road (also track width)
  10. (cricket) The pitch.
  11. Sound stored on a record (or the physical track on one).
  12. Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sector, sectors.
  13. (uncountable) (sports) The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.
    • :I'm going to try out for next week.
verb
  1. (transitive) To observe the (measured) state of an object over time
  2. (transitive) To monitor someone's or something's movement.
  3. (transitive) To discover the location of person or an object (usually in the form track down).
  4. (transitive) To follow tracks.
    • :My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.
tracking Tweet Definition of tracking Like Definition of tracking on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, track)
tripos Tweet Definition of tripos Like Definition of tripos on Facebook
noun (plualtriposes)
  1. Any of the final examinations for a BA honours degree at Cambridge University.
truant officer Tweet Definition of truant officer Like Definition of truant officer on Facebook
noun (Plural:truant officers)
  1. An official responsible for investigating people who may be truant and compelling their attendance.
    The called at the home to see why the student hadn't arrived.
tuft Tweet Definition of tuft Like Definition of tuft on Facebook
noun
  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  3. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  4. (context, formerly) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
verb
  1. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  2. (transitive) To form into tufts.
  3. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
tutor Tweet Definition of tutor Like Definition of tutor on Facebook
noun
  1. One who teaches another (usually called a student, learner, or tutee) in a one-on-one or small-group interaction.
He passed the difficult class with help from his .
verb
  1. (transitive) To instruct or teach, especially to an individual or small group.
To help pay her tuition, the college student began to high school students in calculus and physics.
tutorial Tweet Definition of tutorial Like Definition of tutorial on Facebook
noun
  1. A self-paced learning exercise; a lesson prepared so that a student can learn at their own speed, at their convenience.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a tutor; belonging to, or exercised by, a tutor.

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