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Webster 1913 Edition


Tutor

Tu′tor

,
Noun.
[OE.
tutour
, L.
tutor
, fr.
tueri
to watch, defend: cf. F.
tuteur
. Cf.
Tuition
.]
One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing.
Specifically: –
(a)
A treasurer; a keeper.
Tutour of your treasure.”
Piers Plowman.
(b)
(Civ. Law)
One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.
(c)
A private or public teacher.
(d)
(Eng. Universities)
An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline.
(e)
(Am. Colleges)
An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.

Tu′tor

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tutored
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tutoring
.]
1.
To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.
Their sons are well
tutored
by you.
Shakespeare
2.
To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.
Addison.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tutor

TU'TOR

,
Noun.
[L. from tuero, to defend.]
1.
In the civil law, a guardian; one who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate.
2.
One who has the care of instructing another in various branches or in any branch of human learning. Some gentlemen employ a tutor to teach in their families, others to attend a son in his travels.
3.
In universities and colleges, an officer or member of some hall, who has the charge of instructing the students in the sciences and other branches of learning.
In the American colleges, tutors are graduates selected by the governors or trustees, for the instruction of undergraduates of the three first years. They are usually officers of the institution, who have a share, with the president and professors, in the government of the students.

TU'TOR

,
Verb.
T.
To teach; to instruct.
1.
To treat with authority or severity.
2.
To correct.

Definition 2022


tutor

tutor

English

Alternative forms

Noun

tutor (plural tutors)

  1. One who teaches another (usually called a student, learner, or tutee) in a one-on-one or small-group interaction.
    He passed the difficult class with help from his tutor.
  2. (Britain) A university officer responsible for students in a particular hall.
  3. (obsolete) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.
  4. (trading card games) A card that allows you to search your deck for one or more other cards.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

tutor (third-person singular simple present tutors, present participle tutoring, simple past and past participle tutored)

  1. (transitive) To instruct or teach, especially to an individual or small group.
    To help pay her tuition, the college student began to tutor high school students in calculus and physics.
  2. (trading card games) To search your deck for one or more other cards.

Translations

External links

  • tutor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • tutor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • tutor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams


Finnish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin tutor.

Noun

tutor

  1. tutor (person)

Declension

Inflection of tutor (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative tutor tutorit
genitive tutorin tutorien
tutoreiden
tutoreitten
partitive tutoria tutoreita
tutoreja
illative tutoriin tutoreihin
singular plural
nominative tutor tutorit
accusative nom. tutor tutorit
gen. tutorin
genitive tutorin tutorien
tutoreiden
tutoreitten
partitive tutoria tutoreita
tutoreja
inessive tutorissa tutoreissa
elative tutorista tutoreista
illative tutoriin tutoreihin
adessive tutorilla tutoreilla
ablative tutorilta tutoreilta
allative tutorille tutoreille
essive tutorina tutoreina
translative tutoriksi tutoreiksi
instructive tutorein
abessive tutoritta tutoreitta
comitative tutoreineen

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtuː.tor/, [ˈtuː.tɔr]

Etymology 1

From tueor + -tor, via the old past participle tūtus (later replaced by tuitus).

Noun

tūtor m (genitive tūtōris); third declension

  1. watcher, protector, defender
  2. guardian (of minors)
  3. tutor
Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tūtor tūtōrēs
genitive tūtōris tūtōrum
dative tūtōrī tūtōribus
accusative tūtōrem tūtōrēs
ablative tūtōre tūtōribus
vocative tūtor tūtōrēs
Descendants

Etymology 2

From tueor + -tō, via the old past participle tūtus (later replaced by tuitus).

Verb

tūtor (present infinitive tūtārī, perfect active tūtātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I guard, protect, defend
Inflection
   Conjugation of tutor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tūtor tūtāris, tūtāre tūtātur tūtāmur tūtāminī tūtantur
imperfect tūtābar tūtābāris, tūtābāre tūtābātur tūtābāmur tūtābāminī tūtābantur
future tūtābor tūtāberis, tūtābere tūtābitur tūtābimur tūtābiminī tūtābuntur
perfect tūtātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect tūtātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect tūtātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tūter tūtēris, tūtēre tūtētur tūtēmur tūtēminī tūtentur
imperfect tūtārer tūtārēris, tūtārēre tūtārētur tūtārēmur tūtārēminī tūtārentur
perfect tūtātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect tūtātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tūtāre tūtāminī
future tūtātor tūtātor tūtantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tūtārī tūtātus esse tūtātūrus esse
participles tūtāns tūtātus tūtātūrus tūtandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tūtārī tūtandī tūtandō tūtandum tūtātum tūtātū
Descendants

References


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin tutor, tutorem.

Noun

tutor m (plural tutores, feminine tutora, feminine plural tutoras)

  1. tutor (one who teaches in a one-on-one or small-group interaction)
  2. (law) guardian (person legally responsible for a minor or incompetent person)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin tutor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tûːtor/
  • Hyphenation: tu‧tor

Noun

tȗtor m (Cyrillic spelling ту̑тор)

  1. tutor
  2. guardian

Declension

References

  • tutor” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin tutor, tutorem.

Noun

tutor m, f (plural tutores, feminine tutora)

  1. guardian
  2. tutor

Swedish

Noun

tutor

  1. indefinite plural of tuta