What is schoolmaster?

  • (noun): Any person (or institution) who acts as an educator.
    See also — Additional definitions below


The word schoolmaster, or simply master, formerly referred to a male school teacher. This usage survives in British independent schools, both secondary and "preparatory", but is generally obsolete elsewhere.

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Logie Bruce Lockhart - Schoolmaster
... Bruce Lockhart became an assistant schoolmaster (and rugby union coach) at Tonbridge School, then in 1955, at the age of 34, he was appointed as headmaster of Gresham's School, Holt ...
Symphony No. 55 (Haydn) - Nickname ("The Schoolmaster")
... the dotted rhythm of the second movement calls to mind the wagging finger of a schoolmaster, and points out that in the catalog of his works that Haydn helped prepare ...
... The word schoolmaster, or simply master, formerly referred to a male school teacher ... Where a school has more than one schoolmaster, a man in charge of the school is the headmaster, sometimes spelt as two words, "head master" ... A range of other terms is derived from "schoolmaster" and "headmaster", including deputy headmaster (the second most senior teacher), senior master' and second ...
The Village Schoolmaster - Plot Introduction
... of a giant mole in a far village, and the attempt of the village schoolmaster to bring its existence to the public attention, only to become an object of derision to the scientific community ... Without knowing the schoolmaster, the narrator tries to defend him and his honesty in a paper about the giant mole ... is even more unsuccessful, and in a dialogue during Christmas he and the village schoolmaster discuss the motivations of each one and the different outcome each one was expecting, without ...
List Of Martinians - Notable Martinians - Lucknow - Medals
... George Archer, schoolmaster H ... Crank, headmaster Charles Dodd, schoolmaster William Hilton, Instructor (Bengal Artillery) J ... George Schilling, principal Mr Wall, schoolmaster ...

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  • (noun): Food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters.
    Synonyms: Lutjanus apodus

Famous quotes containing the word schoolmaster:

    The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
    Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)

    A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)