Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is a teacher.
  • n. One who educates, guides, or instructs.
  • n. A grayish-brown snapper (Lutjanus apodus) of the tropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • n. The person in charge of a school.
  • v. To teach in the capacity of schoolmaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.
  • n. One who, or that which, disciplines and directs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who presides over or teaches a school; a man whose business it is to keep school.
  • n. A common name of Lutianus apodus, a fish of the family Lutianidæ, found in the West Indies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. presiding officer of a school
  • n. food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters
  • n. any person (or institution) who acts as an educator

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Examples

  • "The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith, but _after that faith is come we are no longer under a schoolmaster_.

    God's Plan with Men

  • He told me also a curious conversation amongst three grooms, at which Wrightson had assisted the day before in a railway carriage, clearly indicating to what an alarming extent the schoolmaster is abroad!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Let all encouragement be given to the "working man" who takes advantage of the fact that the schoolmaster is abroad, but do not encourage the "working man" in bookmaking.

    Current Literature

  • The schoolmaster is a bear. — «Il est très grave et parfois un peu severe.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Charles the schoolmaster is not anything like Charles any where else, he is quite another creature, as I always told you.

    Letter 324

  • The schoolmaster is the basis of Germany's commercial and industrial success.

    Technical Education

  • "Domsie," as we called the schoolmaster, behind his back in

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • "Lady Lothrop and Lois Badger and I have been talking together, and we think the boys might as well go up too to your academy, as our present schoolmaster is not very competent, and you will give them a thorough fitting for college."

    Oldtown Folks

  • A good schoolmaster is a good schoolmaster – I don't care what else he calls himself.

    The Old Helmet

  • The schoolmaster is not yet regarded as the mightiest moral agent of the earth; the true vicegerent of the spirit from above, by which alone the soul is truly taught to plume her wings and shape her course for Heaven.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

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