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Taught Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    taught adj : (all used chiefly with qualifiers `well' or `poorly' or `un-') having received specific instruction; "unschooled ruffians"; "well tutored applicants" [syn: instructed, schooled, tutored]
Taught Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    taught See teach
Taught Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Teach \Teach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taught; p. pr. & vb. n. Teaching.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. t?cean, imp. t?hte, to show, teach, akin to t[=a]cn token. See Token.]
  1. To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals. If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others should practice them. --South.
  2. To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class. ``He taught his disciples.'' --Mark ix. 31. The village master taught his little school. --Goldsmith.
  3. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish. I shall myself to herbs teach you. --Chaucer. They have taught their tongue to speak lies. --Jer. ix. 5. Note: 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.
Taught Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Taught \Taught\, a. See Taut. --Totten.
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In education, a teacher (or, in the US, educator) is a person who provides schooling for pupils and students. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual student may also be described as a personal tutor. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out by way of occupation or profession at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. Teachers may have to continue their education after they qualify. Teachers may use a lesson plan to facilitate student learning, providing a course of study which is called the curriculum. A teacher's role may vary among cultures. Teachers may provide education instruction in literacy and numeracy, craftsmanship or vocational training, the Arts, religion or spirituality, civics, community roles, or life skills. In some countries, formal education can take place through home schooling.

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* Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. - Hubert Humphrey

* Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

* The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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