African teak, a tree (Oldfieldia Africana) of Sierra Leone; also, its very heavy and durable wood; — called also African oak.New Zeland teak, a large tree (Vitex littoralis) of New Zeland; also, its hard, durable timber.

This verb is often used with two objects, one of the person, the other of the thing; as, he taught me Latin grammar. In the passive construction, either of these objects may be retained in the objective case, while the other becomes the subject; as, I was taught Latin grammar by him; Latin grammar was taught me by him.

Syn. — To instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel; admonish. See the Note under Learn.

(Teach) v. i. To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.

And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach.

The priests thereof teach for hire.
Micah iii. 11.

(Teach"a*ble) a. Capable of being taught; apt to learn; also, willing to receive instruction; docile.

We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable, to learn our religion from the Word of God.
I. Watts.

(Teach"a*ble*ness), n. Willingness to be taught.

(Teache) n. [Cf. Ir. teaghaim, Gael. teasaich, to heat.] (Sugar Works) One of the series of boilers in which the cane juice is treated in making sugar; especially, the last boiler of the series. Ure.

(Teach"er) n.

1. One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor.

2. One who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination.

The teachers in all the churches assembled.
Sir W. Raleigh.

(Teach"ing), n. The act or business of instructing; also, that which is taught; instruction.

Syn. — Education; instruction; breeding. See Education.

(Teach"less), a. Not teachable. [R.] Shelley.

(Tea"cup`) n. A small cup from which to drink tea.

(Tea"cup`ful) n.; pl. Teacupfuls As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.

(Tead, Teade) n. [L. taeda, teda.] A torch. [Obs.] "A burning teade." Spenser.

(Tea"gle) n. [Cf. Tackle.] A hoisting apparatus; an elevator; a crane; a lift. [Prov. Eng.]

(Teague) n. [Cf. W. taeog, taeawg, adj., rustic, rude, n., a vassal, villain, pleasant, clown, Ir. thatach rural, boorish.] An Irishman; — a term used in contempt. Johnson.

(Teak) n. [Malayalm tekku.] (Bot.) A tree of East Indies (Tectona grandis) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree. [Written also teek.]

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