Definitions for doctorˈdɒk tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

doc•torˈdɒk tər(n.)

  1. a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian.

  2. a person who has been awarded a doctor's degree.

    Category: Education

  3. any of several artificial angling flies.

    Category: Sport

  4. an eminent scholar and teacher.

  5. a person skilled in repairing or improving something broken or flawed.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  6. (v.t.)to give medical treatment to; act as a physician to.

  7. to treat (an ailment); apply remedies to.

  8. to restore to original or working condition; repair.

  9. to tamper with; falsify:

    to doctor the birthdate on a passport.

  10. to tamper with the ingredients of (a food or drink) in order to improve flavor.

  11. to revise, alter, or adapt for a specific purpose:

    to doctor a play.

  12. (v.i.)to practice medicine.

Origin of doctor:

1275–1325; ME docto(u)r (< AF) < L, der. of docēre to teach

doc′tor•al-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

doc•to′ri•al-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico(noun)

    a licensed medical practitioner

    "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

  2. Doctor of the Church, Doctor(noun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

    "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"

  3. doctor(noun)

    children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office

    "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"

  4. doctor, Dr.(verb)

    a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

    "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"

  5. sophisticate, doctor, doctor up(verb)

    alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

    "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

  6. doctor(verb)

    give medical treatment to

  7. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. doctor(noun)ˈdɒk tər

    sb who treats ill or injured people

    to consult a doctor; I have to make a doctor's appointment.

  2. doctorˈdɒk tər

    sb who has the highest qualification from a university

    a doctor of physics

  3. doctor(verb)ˈdɒk tər

    to alter sth dishonestly

    The newspaper has admitted doctoring the photo.

Wiktionary

  1. doctor(Noun)

    A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.

  2. doctor(Noun)

    A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctorate in which case the post-nominal letters are DO, DPM, MD, DMD, DDS, DPT, DC, in the US or MBBS in the UK.

    If you still feel unwell tomorrow, go see your doctor.

  3. doctor(Noun)

    A veterinarian; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick.

  4. doctor(Noun)

    A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.

  5. doctor(Verb)

    To act as a medical doctor to.

    Her children doctored her back to health.

  6. doctor(Verb)

    To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor.

  7. doctor(Verb)

    To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.

  8. doctor(Verb)

    To genetically alter an extant species.

    Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.

  9. doctor(Verb)

    To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.

    To doctor the signature of an instrument with intent to defraud is an example of forgery.

  10. Doctor(Noun)

    The title of a doctor (whether medical or academic) used before the doctor's name. Abbreviation: Dr, Dr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doctor(noun)

    a teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man

  2. Doctor(noun)

    an academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only

  3. Doctor(noun)

    one duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician

  4. Doctor(noun)

    any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine

  5. Doctor(noun)

    the friar skate

  6. Doctor(verb)

    to treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart

  7. Doctor(verb)

    to confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor

  8. Doctor(verb)

    to tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky

  9. Doctor(verb)

    to practice physic

Freebase

  1. Doctor

    The Doctor, an Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I, is a fictional character from the television series Star Trek: Voyager, played by actor Robert Picardo. The character also appeared in the now-closed Star Trek: The Experience Borg 4-D Adventure at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Doctor

    a title implying that the possessor of it is such a master of his art that he can teach it as well as practise it.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. doctor

    1. A person who has taken seriously the biblical injunction, "Physician, heel thyself!" 2. In Germany, a swashbuckler person with many scars, much admired by small boys and unhappily married ladies, and feared by shopkeepers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'doctor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1018

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'doctor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #782

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'doctor' in Nouns Frequency: #269


Translations for doctor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

doctor(noun)

a person who is trained to treat ill people

Doctor Davidson; You should call the doctor if you are ill; I'll have to go to the doctor.

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