To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translateorally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The system, occupation, character, or manner of pedagogues.
The realm or sphere of professors; professors, collectively.
, often equivalent to any of the preceding, sometimes specifically connotes a disciplining to endure something difficult he had to school himself to obedience
implies the development of a particular faculty or skill, or instruction toward a particular occupation, as by methodical discipline, exercise, etc. he was trained as a mechanic
stresses the development of latent faculties and powers by formal, systematic teaching he was educated in European universities
implies systematized teaching, usually in some particular subject she instructs us in chemistry
is the basic, inclusive word for the imparting of knowledge or skills and usually connotes some individual attention to the learner he taught her how to skate, she teaches astronomy
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