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