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." Shak.

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.

In*struct"ive*ly, adv.In*struct"ive*ness, n.

The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture.

(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.

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.

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 agent.

Or useful serving man and instrument,
To any sovereign state.

The bold are but the instruments of the wise.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.