Definitions for: Tutor

[n] a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting)
[v] be a tutor to someone; give individual instruction; "She tutored me in Spanish"
[v] act as a guardian to someone

Webster (1913) Definition: Tu"tor, n. [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
(e) (Am. Colleges) An instructor of a lower rank than a

Tu"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to

Their sons are well tutored by you. --Shak.

2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or
severity. --Addison.

Synonyms: coach, private instructor

See Also: crammer, instruct, instructor, interrelate, learn, relate, teach, teacher

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