- one who gives advice.
- Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters.
- a fortuneteller.
- a person who advises
- education a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc
- British education a subject specialist who advises heads of schools on current teaching methods and facilities
1610s, agent noun from advise (v.). Meaning “military person sent to help a government or army in a foreign country” is recorded from 1915. Alternative form, Latinate advisor, is perhaps a back-formation from advisory.