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Teach is sometimes a misspelling of teacher.

The word teach is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun teach

What does teach mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • teach: teaches
  • Teach: -

  1. an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)

Definition of the verb teach

What does teach mean as a doing word?

Teach is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. impart skills or knowledge to
    • examples: The parents teach a French poem to the children | The parents teach the children a French poem
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I explained
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]Wanda taught the students
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]He asked him how he came | She told him how he did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Wanda asked me to present a new proposal
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]John informed me that his situation had changed | She told him that he should not go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, what-extraction]I asked him what he was doing | She told him what she was doing
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked him what to do | She told him what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, not sentential clause]Wanda taught the students French
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] about [Topic, arbitrary control with -ing]Wanda told me about climbing the mountain
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause]I explained the matter
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause] to [Recipient]I explained the matter to them | They confessed it to us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source]I explained from Simone de Beauvoir's essay on the Marquis de Sade
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]I explained to her how it can be done | They confessed to us how it happened
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I explained to her how to do it

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): show, tell, write.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of teach: instruct / learn
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific words:
    • cause: acquire / larn / learn
  2. accustom gradually to some action or attitude
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: accustom / habituate = make psychologically or physically used


Who is Teach?

Teach a.k.a. Teach Grant is an actor.


  1. Teach a.k.a. Grimm is a fictional character from the 2012 film Mirror Mirror.
  2. Teach a.k.a. Walter "Teacher" Cole: Walter "Teacher" Cole is a fictional character from the 1996 film American Buffalo.
  3. Teach is a fictional character from the 2010 film Stone.

There are other characters with in their name, like Teach 109 and Edward Teach.


  1. Teach is a school, educational institution.
  2. Teach a.k.a. Téach: Teach is an Irish language term.
  3. Teach a.k.a. TEACH! is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by Loudoun County Public Schools for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Phrases with Teach

Phrases starting with the word Teach:

  1. teach-in
  2. Teach Away
  3. Teach Someone a Lesson
  4. Teach Grandma How to Suck Eggs

Phrases ending with the word Teach:

  1. Pre-Teach
  2. Home Teach
  3. edward teach
  4. Those Who Can't Do, Teach

Other phrases containing the word Teach:

  1. You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
  2. Don't Try to Teach Grandma How to Suck Eggs
  3. give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Teach

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Google previewTeaching in Japan (2013)

by Nobuo K. Shimahara

Leatning tu teach is a complex, intersuhjective process that occuts in multiple social sertings, including the classtoom, hallways, the teachers' room, and orher formal and informal places. We have leatned that heginning teachers ate active ...

Google previewAmerican annals of education and instruction (1831)

As in the case of the teacher , aptness to teach is the prominent qualification to be sought for in the choice of a monitor; so that the scholar of quickest apprehension and greatest attainments, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Health and Physical Education (1994)

by S.R. Sharma

We have been too prone to assume that health is a matter of grandmotherly folklore that everybody knows, and that any teacher interested in the subject can teach it effectively. As a matter of fact, health is one of the most difficult subjects to ...

Google previewThe Standard-phonographic Dictionary (1862)

by Andrew Jackson Graham

Teach, tëch, Toe-Chay; r«, Tee'(or П- Chay. See Ttmch and Attach, (h and jifa '/пщ/М, which see.) ...

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Usage statistics about teach

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb Teach:


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Quotes about Teach

Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed. (Al Green)
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Scrabble value of T1E1A1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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