- The definition of teaching is what a teacher does, or something that's learned.
- An example of teaching is the occupation of math teachers who educate their students in math.
- An example of a teaching is the knowledge of a math student after attending a math class.
A woman teaching math.
teaching definition by Webster's New World
- the action of a person who teaches; profession of a teacher
- something taught; precept, doctrine, or instruction: usually used in pl.
teaching definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act, practice, occupation, or profession of a teacher.
- a. Something taught.b. A precept or doctrine. Often used in the plural: the teachings of Buddha.
- Of, involving, or used for teaching: teaching materials; teaching methods.
- Working as a teacher or in teaching: teaching assistants.
Variant of teach
- to show or help (a person) to learn (how) to do something: to teach a child (how) to swim
- to give lessons to (a student, pupil, or class); guide the studies of; instruct
- to give lessons in (a subject) to someone; help someone to develop (a skill or trait): teaches French, taught him self-discipline
- to provide (a person) with knowledge, insight, etc.: the accident that taught her to be careful
- to attempt to cause someone to understand or accept (a precept or philosophy), esp. by one's own example or preaching: her life itself teaches nonviolence
- to give instruction at or in (a place): to teach school
Origin: Middle English techen ; from Old English tæcan ; from base of tacn, a sign, symbol (see token); basic sense “to show, demonstrate,” as in German zeigen