Definition of Sensei

1. Noun. Japanese term for teacher. It has been adopted into English mostly for use with martial arts instructors. Sensei of martial arts usually live and/or work at a dojo where they instruct their apprentices. A live-in apprentice is also called uchi-deshi. ¹

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Definition of Sensei

1. a teacher of Japanese martial arts [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensei

sense of movement
sense of purpose
sense of responsibility
sense of right and wrong
sense of shame
sense of smell
sense of taste
sense of the meeting
sense of touch
sense organ
sense organs
sense strand
sense strands
sensei (current term)
senses of humor
senses of humour

Literary usage of Sensei

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Effective Online Teaching by Nicole A. Buzzetto-More, ed., Nicole Antoinette Buzzetto-More, Informing Science Institute (2007)
"The sensei trope is a catalyst for this activity. The game unit structures and develops learning activity, but much of the activity by students will be ..."

2. A Text-book of Colloquial Japanese by Rudolf Lange, Christopher Noss (1903)
"sensei wa, " Sûre wa doku da kara, taberu koto wa naran " to ... sensei no soto ye déla alo Je Ikkyu iva sono ..."

3. The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn (1910)
"We know all about the letters of the sensei; we count them. ... "Then the reason of the not seeing of the letter the sensei desires is not difficult to ..."

4. Japanese Conversation-grammar: With Numerous Reading Lessons and Dialogues by Hermann Plaut (1905)
"... sono sensei no ... sensei to3 wa furui najimi de, sensei ga ... nao san-shi-hiki mo hoshii to sensei ga ..."

5. Catalogue of Japanese Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the by Robert Kennaway Douglas (1898)
"The poetical and prose writings of Kei-u sensei." Edited by Matsumura Mochi. 2 maki. Tokio, 1881. ... Edited by Kikuchi sensei, etc. 1882. 8°. 16087. d. 11. ..."

6. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"On request, the office will send a sensei (teacher, or master) to train the ... Between June and October 1988, the sensei came to Showa for eight 2-hour ..."

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