What does therapy mean?

Definitions for therapyˈθɛr ə pi

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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"


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. therapy

    A type of treatment, course, care, art workshop, creative workshop, music workshop, training, education, exercise, experience, skills, tools, mediation, meditation, physical exercise, support, unconditional love or mental exercise given to a person to change or improve their physical health, mental health or spiritual health, change or improve their quality and experience of life to empower and enable them to create a revolutionary change in their being and life or to change and improve their motivation, expectations, knowledge, understanding, self-esteem, aspirations, goals, perception, relationships, purpose and lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.

    Therapy comes in so many forms in society and is a vital part of prisoner rehabilitation, hospital and health centers and mental health institutions.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of therapy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of therapy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hubert Humphrey:

    The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

  2. Gordon William Allport:

    Love recieved and love given comprise the best form of therapy.

  3. Richard Lewis:

    I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

  4. Walter Koroshetz:

    This has taken stroke therapy to the same place that heart attack therapy is now.

  5. Jeff Melvoin:

    That's not painting, that's Paint-By-Numbers. That's therapy for the artistically challenged. That's what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms.

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