WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
men•tor /ˈmɛntɔr, -tɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a trusted counselor or teacher:Two of his professors were his mentors.

v. [+ object]
  1. to act as a mentor (to):He mentored several bright young students.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
men•tor  (mentôr, -tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
  2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter.

v.i. 
  1. to act as a mentor:She spent years mentoring to junior employees.

v.t. 
  1. to act as a mentor to:The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.
mentor•ship′, n. 
  • Greek Méntōr)
  • after Mentor ( 1740–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged adviser, master, guide, preceptor.

Men•tor  (mentôr, -tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mythology, Place Names(in the Odyssey) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.

Men•tor  (mentər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a town in NE Ohio. 42,065.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mentoring /ˈmɛntərɪŋ/ n
  1. (in business) the practice of assigning a junior member of staff to the care of a more experienced person who assists him in his career



mentor /ˈmɛntɔː/ n
  1. a wise or trusted adviser or guide
Etymology: 18th Century: from Mentor



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