Definition of Teach

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

2. Verb. Impart skills or knowledge to. "The parents teach the children a French poem "; "He instructed me in building a boat"

3. Verb. Accustom gradually to some action or attitude. "The child is taught to obey her parents"
Generic synonyms: Accustom, Habituate
Derivative terms: Teachable, Teacher, Teacher

Definition of Teach

1. v. t. 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.

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

Definition of Teach

1. Proper noun. (slang) Nickname for a teacher. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To pass on knowledge. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher. ¹

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Definition of Teach

1. to impart knowledge or skill to [v TAUGHT, TEACHING, TEACHES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Teach

Tc 120 proteinase
Te Deum
Te Deums
Te Kanawa
Tea Party
Teale's amputation
Teamsters Union
Teapot Dome
Teapot Dome scandal

Literary usage of Teach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"Observe, also, and that with carefulness, what the heavens and the earth do teach you; but especially be much in the meditation of that Book that was ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"At first the doctors had full charge of examinations and in their own name granted the licence to teach. But in 1219 Honorius III gave the Archdeacon of ..."

3. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by a Square, with Illustration by by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1899)
"How I tried to teach the theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success. I awoke rejoicing, and began to reflect on the glorious career ..."

4. Annual Report by American Baptist Home Mission Society (1889)
"EL Scruggs, 2 years; appropriation, $1400; students enrolled, males 35, females 46, total 81 preparing for the ministry, 12 : preparing to teach, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"teach Col Rec 20: Col Rec 20:161-8 Mr '19 Shapley, Harlow Meat extenders and less ... teach Changes in the spectrum, period, and light- curve of the cepheid ..."

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