Instructer to Insuperable
(In*struct"er) n. See Instructor.
(In*struct"i*ble) a. Capable of being instructed; teachable; docible. Bacon.
(In*struc"tion) n. [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.]
1. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.
2. That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted; as: (a)
Precept; information; teachings. (b) Direction; order; command. "If my instructions may be your guide."
Syn. Education; teaching; indoctrination; information; advice; counsel. See Education.
(In*struc"tion*al) a. Pertaining to, or promoting, instruction; educational.
(In*struct"ive) a. [Cf. F. instructif.] Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as,
experience furnishes very instructive lessons. Addison.
In various talk the instructive hours they past.Pope.
In*struct"ive*ly, adv. In*struct"ive*ness, n.
The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture.Boyle.
(In*struct"or) n. [L., a preparer: cf. F. instructeur.] [Written also instructer.] One who instructs; one
who imparts knowledge to another; a teacher.
(In*struct"ress) n. A woman who instructs; a preceptress; a governess. Johnson.
(In"stru*ment) n. [F. instrument, L. instrumentum. See Instruct.]
1. That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as,
the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.
All the lofty instruments of war.Shak.
2. A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.Ps. cl. 4.
But signs when songs and instruments he hears.Dryden.
3. (Law) A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some
act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc. Burrill.
4. One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or
Or useful serving man and instrument,Shak.
To any sovereign state.
The bold are but the instruments of the wise.Dryden.
Syn. Tool; implement; utensil; machine; apparatus; channel; agent.
(In"stru*ment) v. t. To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata
instrumented for orchestra.