- professor ► NOUN 1) a university academic of the highest rank. 2) N. Amer. a university teacher. 3) a person who affirms a faith in or allegiance to something.DERIVATIVES professorial adjective professorship noun.ORIGIN Latin.
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Professorial — Pro fes*so ri*al, a. [L. professorius: cf. F. professorial.] Of or pertaining to a professor; as, the professional chair; professional interest. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
professorial — professorial, ale (pro fè so ri al, a l ) adj. S est dit quelquefois au lieu de professoral. • L auteur supprima, dans la dernière édition, toutes les théories hypothétiques qu un reste d esprit professorial (ce sont les termes) avait laissées… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré
professorial — index learned Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
professorial — 1713, from L.L. professorius pertaining to a public teacher, from professor (see PROFESSOR (Cf. professor)) … Etymology dictionary
professorial — [[t]prɒ̱fɪsɔ͟ːriəl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as professorial, you mean that they look or behave like a professor. His manner is not so much regal as professorial... I raised my voice to a professorial tone. 2) ADJ: ADJ n… … English dictionary
professorial — adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a professor or professors, or a professorship or professorships. Adamant that women could not enter the professorial fraternity, did not appoint any women professors until 1911 and then only in home … Wiktionary
professorial — pro|fes|so|ri|al [ˌprɔfəˈso:riəl US ˌpra: ] adj relating to the job of a professor, or considered typical of a professor ▪ a new professorial chair ▪ His beard gives him a very professorial look. >professorially adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
professorial — adj. Professorial is used with these nouns: ↑chair … Collocations dictionary
professorial — adjective connected with the job of a professor, or considered typical of a professor: His speech was clipped and precise almost professorial. professorially adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
professorial — adjective relating to or characteristic of professors professorial demeanor • Pertains to noun: ↑professor • Derivationally related forms: ↑professor … Useful english dictionary