instructor etymology

English word instructor comes from English instruct, English -or

Detailed word origin of instructor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
instruct English (eng) (transitive) to direct; to order (usage note: "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise"). (transitive) to teach by giving instructions (obsolete) instruction (obsolete) arranged; furnished; provided. (obsolete) instructed; taught; enlightened.
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
instructor English (eng) One who instructs; a teacher.

Words with the same origin as instructor

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor elevator investor perk perky projector radiator realtor sculptor sensor ventilator