Definitions for therapyˈθɛr ə pi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ther•a•pyˈθɛr ə pi(n.)(pl.)-pies.

  1. the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitative, or curative process:

    speech therapy.

    Category: Medicine

  2. Category: Psychotherapy

    Ref: psychotherapy.

  3. a curative power or quality.

  4. any act, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.

Origin of therapy:

1840–50; < Gk therapeía healing (akin to therápōn attendant)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. therapy(noun)

    (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

    "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. therapy(noun)ˈθɛr ə pi

    treatment for a particular illness or injury

    After a knee operation the patient has physical therapy.; cancer therapies

  2. therapyˈθɛr ə pi

    treatment for sb with a mental or emotional problem

    He's been in therapy for years.


  1. therapy(Noun)

    Treatment of disease or disability, physical or mental.

  2. therapy(Noun)

    Healing power or quality.

  3. therapy(Verb)

    To treat with a therapy.

  4. therapy(Verb)

    To undergo a therapy.

  5. Origin: From θεραπεία, from θεραπεύω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therapy(noun)



  1. Therapy

    Therapy is a novel by British author David Lodge. The story concerns a successful sitcom writer, Laurence Passmore, plagued by middle-age neuroses and a failed marriage. His only problem seems to be an "internal derangement of the knee" but a mid-life crisis has struck and he is discovering angst. His familiar doses of cognitive therapy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture all offer no help, and he becomes obsessed with the philosophy of Kierkegaard. Moreover, Tubby, as Passmore is nicknamed, and referred to by several characters in the novel, undertakes a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in order to find his first love.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'therapy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4690

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'therapy' in Nouns Frequency: #1786

Anagrams of therapy

  1. prayeth

Translations for therapy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the (methods of) treatment of disease, disorders of the body etc

speech therapy; physiotherapy.

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