Webster 1913 Edition
instructus, p. p. of
instruereto furnish, provide, construct, instruct; pref.
in-in, on +
Arranged; furnished; provided.
[Obs.]“He had neither ship instruct with oars, nor men.”
Instructed; taught; enlightened.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put in order; to form; to prepare.
They speak to the merits of a cause, after the proctor has prepared and
instructedthe same for a hearing.
To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discipline.
Schoolmasters will I keep within my house,
To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command;
as, the judge.
She, being before
instructedof her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.
Matt. xiv. 8.
Syn. – To teach; educate; inform; train; discipline; indoctrinate; direct; enjoin.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To teach; to inform the mind; to educate; to impart knowledge to one who was destitute of it. The first duty of parents is to instruct their children in the principles of religion and morality.
2.To direct; to enjoin; to persuade or admonish.
She being before instructed by her mother, said, give me here the head of John the Baptist in a charger. Matt.14.
3.To direct or command; to furnish with orders. The president instructed his envoy to insist on the restitution of the property.
4.To inform; to advise or give notice to. On this question the court is not instructed.
5.To model; to form; to prepare. [Not used.]