tutor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tutour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin tutor, from tueri Date: 14th century a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another: as a. a private teacher b. a teacher in a British university who gives individual instruction to undergraduates II. verb Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. to have the guardianship, tutelage, or care of 2. to teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose ; coach intransitive verb 1. to do the work of a tutor 2. to receive instruction especially privately

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  • Tutor — Sm Betreuer, Mentor per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Zunächst entlehnt aus l. tutor Vormund , zu l. tuērī (tuitus sum) Sorge tragen, ins Auge fassen ; dann neu entlehnt (< 18. Jh.) mit der Bedeutung Studienleiter aus ne. tutor aus… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tutor — [to͞ot′ər, tyo͞ot′ər] n. [ME < MFr tuteur < L tutor < tutus for tuitus, pp. of tueri, to look after, guard] 1. a) a teacher who gives individual instruction to a student; private teacher b) a person who gives remedial or supplemental… …   English World dictionary

  • tutor — tutor, ra (Del lat. tutor, ōris). 1. m. y f. Persona que ejerce la tutela. 2. Persona encargada de orientar a los alumnos de un curso o asignatura. 3. Defensor, protector o director en cualquier línea. 4. Persona que ejerce las funciones… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Tutor — Tu tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tutored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tutoring}.] 1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct. [1913 Webster] Their sons are well tutored by you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tutor — Tu tor, n. [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. {Tuition}.] One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A treasurer; a keeper. Tutour of your… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tutor — tu·tor / tü tər, tyü tər/ n in the civil law of Louisiana: a guardian of a minor or sometimes of a person with mental retardation compare committee, conservator, curator tu·tor·ship n …   Law dictionary

  • tutor — / tju:tə/, it. / tutor/ s. ingl. (propr. istitutore ), usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. (educ.) [chi fornisce consulenza a studenti, spec. universitari e postuniversitari] ▶◀ tutore …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • tutor — |ô| s. m. 1. Pessoa a quem é ou está confiada uma tutela. 2.  [Figurado] Protetor; conselheiro. 3.  [Agricultura] Haste ou vara cravada no solo e à qual se segura uma planta para que não se vergue. = EMPA 4. Uveira. • adj. 5. Que detém a tutela.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tutor — tȗtor m DEFINICIJA 1. onaj kojem je službeno povjerena briga o maloljetnim, nemoćnim i sl. osobama; skrbnik 2. pren. onaj koji upravlja čijim postupcima ili ih određuje ETIMOLOGIJA lat. tutor …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tutor — [n] person who teaches another privately coach, educator, governor, grind, guardian, guide, instructor, lecturer, mentor, preceptor, private teacher, prof*, teach*, teacher; concept 350 Ant. pupil, student tutor [v] teach someone privately clue,… …   New thesaurus

  • tutor — ► NOUN 1) a private teacher, typically one who teaches a single pupil or a very small group. 2) chiefly Brit. a university or college teacher responsible for assigned students. 3) Brit. a book of instruction in a particular subject. ► VERB ▪ act… …   English terms dictionary

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