• The professor peers out of his study window
    The professor peers out of his study window
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n professor someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn
Professor Professor
Professor Bell Sending the First Message, by Long-distance Telephone, from New York to Chicago Professor Bell Sending the First Message, by Long-distance Telephone, from New York to Chicago

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University
    • Professor One who professed, or makes open declaration of, his sentiments or opinions; especially, one who makes a public avowal of his belief in the Scriptures and his faith in Christ, and thus unites himself to the visible church. "Professors of religion."
    • Professor One who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Professor Moriarity was Sherlock Holmes' archenemy.
    • n professor One who professes; one who openly declares or makes profession of specific belief or views, of adherence to a certain course of action or way of life, or of knowledge or skill in any particular calling.
    • n professor One who makes open profession of religious faith and conversion, and attaches himself to some religious denomination. This use, probably originating among the English Puritans, is chiefly confined to English and Scottish nonconformists and their descendants.
    • n professor A public teacher in a university, especially one to whom this title has been formally granted. The title, now the highest that a teacher can receive, appears to have originated in the Italian universities. In Oxford and Cambridge, the professors, and the instruction which they convey by lectures, are only auxiliary instead of principal agents, the routine work of instruction being carried on by the tutors connected with the several colleges. In the universities of Scotland and Germany, on the other hand, the professors are at once the governing body and principal functionaries for the purposes of education. In American universities there is generally a professor at the head of each department of instruction, having often other professors and assistant professors under him. The title is often given, also, to teachers of special branches in secondary schools, and locally to principals of common schools (a use derived from the French).
    • n professor In a loose use, any one who publicly teaches or exercises an art or occupation for pay, as a dancing-master, phrenologist, balloonist, juggler, acrobat, boxer, etc.
    • n professor The name of an artificial fly used in angling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Professor on "Gilligan's Island" was named Roy Hinkley. The Skipper was named Jonas Grumby. Both names were used only once in the entire series, on the first episode.
    • ns Professor one who professes: one who openly declares belief in certain doctrines: one who publicly practises or teaches any branch of knowledge: a public and authorised teacher in a university:—fem. Profess′oress
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.”
  • B. K. Sandwell
    B. K. Sandwell
    “I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    “Whenever the cause of the people is entrusted to professors, it is lost.”
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    “Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.”
  • Tristan Tzara
    Tristan Tzara
    “The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a teacher, a public teacher: cf. F. professeur,. See Profess
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. profès, professed, said of a member of a religious order—L. professus, perf. p. of profitēripro, publicly, fatēri, to confess.


In literature:

The party consisted of Professor J.Q.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
He was first a pupil under Professor Snaer, and afterwards studied under Professor Bonnivard.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
He deemed it necessary for him to explain how the present Professors happened all to be members of the Church of England.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
There the professor had engaged him just prior to starting out on his present expedition.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
The conclusions of Professor Lowell have recently been subjected to strenuous criticism by Professor W.H.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
The cabinet containing the professor was lifted up, and set down on the stage again.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
What have you done to the professor?
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The professor lifted the other, calling attention to the fact that the size and marking of both were identical, as hitherto reported.
"Spawn of the Comet" by Harold Thompson Rich
Professor Young followed the direction of her finger.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Professor Maniel's machine for example, upon which he was working when I departed under orders.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Professor W. H. Carruth of the State University gave the address of welcome and the Hon.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The professor could have his old statues or whatever he was looking for.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
I remember being struck with the same thing in the case of Professor Wilson, the well-known Oxford Professor of Sanskrit.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
This is a serious matter, Professor Lambert.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Yonder frail-seeming scholar, with white beard, is surely Professor Crookes.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Professor Zepplin was leading the way, dragging one mule after him at the end of a rope.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
I am Professor Thaddeus Bolton, and I hold the Chair of Comparative Literature in a big eastern university.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
The Professor had not.
"Bindle" by Herbert Jenkins
It was not the Professor's day for calling.
"Through the Postern Gate" by Florence L. Barclay
The Professor, who, in his "winnowing progress," as Mrs. Trescott called it, had fallen behind, now joined us, followed by Miss Graves.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson

In poetry:

In the hushed corridors of sleep
Professor Eisenbart plots treason.
Caretaker mind prepares to sweep
the dusty offices of reason.
"Daybreak" by Gwen Harwood
I’m Professor McCann; I’m the memory man.
I’ve a memory no-one would suspect.
I remember things you’ve all forgotten
And remember what I recollect.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett
"Trust not in man with passing breath,
But in the Lord, old Scripture saith;
The truth which saves thou mayst not blend
With false professor, faithless friend.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The ways of the learned to me are "Greek,"
And professors and such amaze me.
I know, without trying, the thing they seek,
Tho' I doubt if for that they'll praise me.
"Whales" by C J Dennis
Nature, that makes Professors all day long,
And, filling idle souls with idle song,
Turns out small Poets every other minute,
Made earth for men--but seldom puts men in it.
"Professor Minto" by Richard Le Gallienne
The old Professor now is dead,
And turtles of the sea,
Knowing their blood they need not shed,
Are festive in their glee:
While sanitoriums are crammed
With legions dammed.
"The Healer" by Robert W Service

In news:

Princeton Professor to Discuss 'The Pseudoscience Wars' in Memorial Lecture.
Historian Michael D Gordin, professor at Princeton University, will deliver the next Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture on October 29, at 7 pm, at UC Santa Barbara.
Antony Davies is a scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University.
Randall Balmer is an Episcopal priest and professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Balmer is a professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Mercer University Professor Scott Nash teaches courses in Christianity and.
Professor of Mathematics at GWU.
Wayne Winston is a professor at Indiana University and for the last nine years he has been Mark Cuban's stat guru for the Dallas Mavericks.
Only a quarter of the city's taxis are running, train service is cut to a minimum, directors encourage professors to suspend classes and pedestrian traffic on the streets is visibly depleted.
A nutrition professor who loves ice cream.
Lionel Batiste wasn't crowned with prestigious titles like King, Duke, Prince or Professor like many musicians.
Big ups to Professor Bebop .
How a quiet professor became an unlikely hero for feminists.
Writers' Group member Jay Christensen-Szalanski is a professor of management and organizations at the University of Iowa.
Dr Brown is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L Gregory School of Pharmacy, West Palm Beach, Florida.

In science:

And special thanks to Professors Manfred Scheunert, Ruibin Zhang and G.
Fractional Supersymmetry through Generalized Anyonic algebra
Shirafuji; Saitama University and Professor K.
Vacuum Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Tetrad Theory of Gravitation
The author would like to thank Professors V. V.
On Zariski decomposition problem
Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Professor I.F.I.
General Spherically Symmetric Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Teleparallel Theory of Gravitation
One of the authors(S.A.A.) would like to thank Professor S.
An appropriate candidate for exact distribution of closed random walks using quantum groups
Lavrentiev, Applicable Analysis editor, Professor R. P.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Lavrent’ev, Applicable Analysis editor, Professor R. P.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Professor Sabatier writes that the inverse scattering problem is to find cℓ , given the phase shifts δℓ .
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Professor Sabatier mentions that the uniqueness theorem for the inverse scattering problem in the class of compactly supported potentials belongs to Loeffel, and, he continues: ” Ramm claims that he proved the theorem (1987)”.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Professor Sabatier writes ”there are many potentials fitting the same set of phase shifts”.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Professor Sabatier writes that the NS inversion procedure works in ”most cases”.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
Professor Sabatier writes that Fredholm’s integral equation with spectral parameter is ”not generically solvable in this sense”.
Comments on the letter of P.Sabatier "An erroneous statement"
This work has also benefited from comments by Professor D.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
This work is being pursued in collaboration with Professor J.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
We thank research professor Yifa Tang for helpful discussion.
The Spread of Infectious Disease with Household-Structure on the Complex Networks