from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A college or university teacher who ranks above an associate professor.
- n. A teacher or instructor.
- n. One who professes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.
- n. A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.
- n. An honorific title for a higher ranking teacher. (Capitalised)
- n. One who professes.
- n. A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
- n. The puppeteer who performs a Punch and Judy show; a Punchman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church.
- n. One who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who professes; one who openly declares or makes profession of specific belief or views, of adherence to a certain course of action or way of life, or of knowledge or skill in any particular calling.
- n. One who makes open profession of religious faith and conversion, and attaches himself to some religious denomination.
- n. A public teacher in a university, especially one to whom this title has been formally granted.
- n. In a loose use, any one who publicly teaches or exercises an art or occupation for pay, as a dancing-master, phrenologist, balloonist, juggler, acrobat, boxer, etc.
- n. The name of an artificial fly used in angling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
Yup, it's our own nutty professor, or at least he would be a nutty professor if he was a professor* at all, Dr David Hirsh.
In using the term "professor," she's drawing upon and shaping her identity as an instructor both on and off campus, and some may find that problematic if she's mistakenly seen as representing the university in her stage act.
He was typically hands-on with the venture, teaching classes until recently and sporting the title professor of polymathy.
Everyplace I have worked or attended reserves the term professor for those that are TT.
Interesting misdirect as my comments were to explore why the Discovery Institute chose to use the title professor of biochemistry rather than chemistry in a press release in which Skell questions Darwinism.
Kalisch is keeping the title professor of Islam, but many of its functions will be transferred to the new professor of Islamic religious education.
Since you use the term professor Anderson, perhaps you can answer a simple question.
As you know, writing can be very isolating, and my day job as a professor is also pretty solitary.
July 23rd, 2009 3: 27 pm ET as an Obama fan, I think this professor is a cry baby
If the course spends too much time on how government might manage the economy, the professor is at fault.