advisor-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an expert or professional consultant

Commentary: ADVISOR[+person][+professional][+career] [+role][+consultant][+expert][+political/+financial/+military]
NOTE: implies the consultant has less power than the person who hires them, differs from Sense 2

The general fired two of his military advisors.
John hired a financial advisor to help him put his portfolio together.
The candidate's political advisors want to emphasize his voting record on taxes.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an academic mentor

Commentary: ADVISOR[+academician][+professor] [+role][+mentor][+intellectual]
NOTE: a narrow sense of Sense 1, related to just the academic world
NOTE: also implies a different direction in the power relationship: the professor has more power than the student, this direction is different than for Sense 1

Mary got Professor Jones to be her thesis advisor.
The students published a paper with their advisor.
The new grad student is meeting with his advisor to decide on his curriculum for this year.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)