[men-tawr, -ter] /ˈmɛn tɔr, -tər/
a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
verb (used without object)
to act as a mentor:
She spent years mentoring to junior employees.
verb (used with object)
to act as a mentor to:
The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.
a wise or trusted adviser or guide
to act as a mentor to (someone); train
the friend whom Odysseus put in charge of his household when he left for Troy. He was the adviser of the young Telemachus
a formal relationship between a student and a professional adult to further the student’s knowledge, skills, or career
“wise advisor,” 1750, from Greek Mentor, friend of Odysseus and adviser of Telemachus (but often actually Athene in disguise) in the “Odyssey,” perhaps ultimately meaning “adviser,” because the name appears to be an agent noun of mentos “intent, purpose, spirit, passion” from PIE *mon-eyo- (cf. Sanskrit man-tar- “one who thinks,” Latin mon-i-tor “one who admonishes”), causative form of root *men- “to think” (see mind (n.)). The general use of the word probably is via later popular romances, in which Mentor played a larger part than he does in Homer.
1888, from mentor (n.). Related: Mentored; mentoring.
- Mentotransverse position
mentotransverse position men·to·trans·verse position (měn’tō-trāns-vûrs’, -trānz-, -trāns’vûrs’, -trānz’-) n. A cephalic presentation of the fetus with the chin pointing to either the right or left iliac fossa of the mother’s pelvis.
[men-tuh m] /ˈmɛn təm/ noun, plural menta [men-tuh] /ˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA) 1. Entomology. the medial plate of the labium in insects. 2. Botany. a chinlike protuberance formed by the sepals and the base of the column in some orchids. mentum men·tum (měn’təm) n. pl. men·ta (-tə) The chin.
[men-yoo, mey-nyoo] /ˈmɛn yu, ˈmeɪ nyu/ noun 1. a list of the dishes served at a meal; bill of fare: Ask the waiter for a menu. 2. the dishes served. 3. any list or set of items, activities, etc., from which to choose: What’s on the menu this weekend—golf, tennis, swimming? 4. Computers. a list […]
noun, Computers. 1. a horizontal displayed at the top of a computer screen or window, listing available menus for an application, as File, Edit, and View.