see also: Teach
  • IPA: /tiːt͡ʃ/

teach (teaches, present participle teaching; past taught, past participle taught)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct; to point, indicate.
    ‘The bliss is there’, mumbled the old man and taught to Heaven.
    • c1450, Mandeville's Travelsː
      Blessed God of might (the) most.. teach us the right way unto that bliss that lasteth aye.
    • c1460, Cursor Mundiː
      Till thy sweet sun uprose, thou keptest all our lay, how we should keep our belief there taught'st thou us the way.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:8.5?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter v], in Le Morte Darthur, book VI:
      So thus within a whyle as they thus talked the nyghte passed / and the daye shone / and thenne syre launcelot armed hym / and took his hors / and they taught hym to the Abbaye and thyder he rode within the space of two owrys
  2. (ditransitive) To pass on knowledge to.
    Can you teach me to sew?  Can you teach sewing to me?
    Synonyms: educate, instruct
  3. (intransitive) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.
    She used to teach at university.
    Antonyms: learn
  4. (ditransitive) To cause to learn or understand.
  5. (ditransitive) To cause to know the disagreeable consequences of some action.
    I'll teach you to make fun of me!
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teach (plural teaches)

  1. (pejorative, informal, usually as a term of address) teacher

  • IPA: /ˈtit͡ʃ/
Proper noun
  1. (slang) Nickname for a teacher.
    I'm not in trouble again, am I, Teach?
Proper noun
  1. Surname Most commonly associated with the pirate Blackbeard, who gave his real name as Edward Teach, Thatch, or Tack.

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