Definition of instructor in English:


Pronunciation /inˈstrəktər/ /ɪnˈstrəktər/

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  • 1A person who teaches something.

    ‘a driving instructor’
    • ‘In their eyes, only the handful of instructors who teach at a distance need worry about it.’
    • ‘All students are taught by instructors of the Shadow Flight Centre.’
    • ‘A karate instructor who teaches his students how to stand up to bullies will star on television chat show Trisha.’
    • ‘The gym has five full-time instructors teaching seven days a week.’
    • ‘We know that is pointless to stir a desire for free flight in people if they can't then find instructors to teach them.’
    • ‘I am part of a team of flying instructors and we teach RAF pilots how to fly Nimrods, a maritime patrol aircraft.’
    • ‘For the Comic Relief programme, Gareth was taught by instructors of the original series.’
    • ‘Groce is even thinking of having instructors on hand to teach Americans to speak like the Scots.’
    • ‘I am one of those instructors who teach in an area that is about as rural as it gets.’
    • ‘I would not have cared whether the instructor wants to teach in Chinese or English.’
    • ‘He was a military man with the rank of colonel but he was an instructor teaching artillery and mathematics.’
    • ‘The instructors teach people survival techniques by showing them how to kill animals to eat.’
    • ‘She is now on a mission to teach instructors through a certification course and written exam.’
    • ‘In fact, he wouldn't be surprised if she could teach the instructors a thing or three.’
    • ‘If you go with a group program, check to see if your instructor is qualified to teach.’
    • ‘He then became a driving instructor, a profession he undertook for 20 years.’
    • ‘A driving instructor's student narrowly averted an accident as they came across the rope.’
    • ‘I think it is important that driving instructors are permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.’
    • ‘Three local martial arts instructors have just returned from a nine day trip teaching their sport in Russia.’
    • ‘They will learn all about road safety with practical examples while supervised by a trained instructor.’
    trainer, teacher, tutor, coach, demonstrator, adviser, counsellor, guide
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    1. 1.1North American A college teacher ranking below assistant professor.
      ‘Medical doctors, a retired principal and university instructors make up the rest of the commission.’
      • ‘Then he was appointed as an instructor at the University of Minnesota in 1900.’
      • ‘On returning to the USA he became an instructor at the University of California in Berkeley.’
      • ‘He then spent three years as an instructor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.’
      • ‘He is a simple university instructor who probably earns less than most of us.’
      • ‘On her return from Japan, Karp accepted a post as instructor at the University of Maryland.’
      • ‘Many of today's first-year classes are taught by lab instructors or lecturers.’
      • ‘The appellant was 51 years of age at the time and an English instructor at a local college.’
      • ‘For example, it didn't make any sense to talk to math instructors about salary raises.’
      • ‘She is more fortunate than many temporary instructors in the English department.’
      • ‘It's one of those things that college political science instructors always tell their students.’