Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Teaching"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Teach \Teach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taught}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Teaching}.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. t?cean,
imp. t?hte, to show, teach, akin to t[=a]cn token. See
1. 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.

If some men teach wicked things, it must be that
others should practice them. --South.

2. To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to
guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct
through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a
class. ``He taught his disciples.'' --Mark ix. 31.

The village master taught his little school.

3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish.

I shall myself to herbs teach you. --Chaucer.

They have taught their tongue to speak lies. --Jer.
ix. 5.

Note: This verb is often used with two objects, one of the
person, the other of the thing; as, he taught me Latin
grammar. In the passive construction, either of these
objects may be retained in the objective case, while
the other becomes the subject; as, I was taught Latin
grammar by him; Latin grammar was taught me by him.

Syn: To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel;
admonish. See the Note under {Learn}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Teaching \Teach"ing\, n.
The act or business of instructing; also, that which is
taught; instruction.

Syn: Education; instruction; breeding. See {Education}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while
still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an
important profession" [syn: {instruction}, {pedagogy}]
2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teaching of religion"; "he
believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: {precept}]
3: the activities of educating or instructing or teaching;
activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no
formal education"; "our instruction was carefully
programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded" [syn: {education},
{instruction}, {pedagogy}, {educational activity}]

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