Professor meaning

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The definition of a professor is a teacher at a college or a university, or an instructor in a specialized field.

A man who teaches English at Harvard University is an example of an English professor.

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Any person claiming or assumed to be especially skilled or experienced in some art, sport, etc.
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One who professes.
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A person who professes something; esp., one who openly declares his or her sentiments, religious beliefs, etc.
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Origin of professor

  • Middle English professour from Old French professeur from Latin professor from professus past participle of profitērī to profess profess

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition