- IPA: /tiːt͡ʃ/
teach (teaches, present participle teaching; past taught, past participle taught)
- (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
- (ditransitive) To pass on knowledge to.
- Can you teach me to sew? Can you teach sewing to me?
- Synonyms: educate, instruct
- (intransitive) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.
- She used to teach at university.
- Antonyms: learn
- (ditransitive) To cause to learn or understand.
- (ditransitive) To cause to know the disagreeable consequences of some action.
- I'll teach you to make fun of me!
- French: guider
- French: apprendre, enseigner
- German: lehren, beibringen
- Italian: insegnare
- Portuguese: ensinar
- Russian: преподава́ть
- Spanish: enseñar
teach (plural teaches)
- (pejorative, informal, usually as a term of address) teacher
- IPA: /ˈtit͡ʃ/
- Surname Most commonly associated with the pirate Blackbeard, who gave his real name as Edward Teach, Thatch, or Tack.