Definitions for Doctor
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Doctor.
doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., mediconoun
a licensed medical practitioner
"I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
Doctor of the Church, Doctornoun
(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"
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"
a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
"she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
sophisticate, doctor, doctor upverb
alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
give medical treatment to
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onverb
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
"She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
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.
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.
A veterinarian; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick.
A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.
To act as a medical doctor to.
Her children doctored her back to health.
To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor.
To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.
To genetically alter an extant species.
Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.
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.
The title of a doctor (whether medical or academic) used before the doctor's name. Abbreviation: Dr, Dr.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: doctor, Latin.
No woman had it, but a civil doctor,
Who did refuse three thousand ducats of me,
And begg’d the ring. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Then stood there up one in the council, a pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of laws. Acts v. 34.
Then subtle doctors scriptures made their pride,
Casuists, like cocks, struck out each other’s eyes. John Denham.
Each proselyte would vote his doctor best,
With absolute exclusion to the rest. John Dryden, Hind and Panth.
By med’cine life may be prolong’d, yet death
Will seize the doctor too. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
How does your patient, doctor?
—— Not so sick, my lord,
As she is troubl’d with thick coming fancies. William Shakespeare, Macb.
Children will not take those medicines from the doctor’s hand, which they will from a nurse or mother. Gov. of Tongue.
To ’pothecaries let the learn’d prescribe,
That men may die without a double bribe:
Let them, but under their superiors, kill,
When doctors first have sign’d the bloody bill. Dryden.
He that can cure by recreation, and make pleasure the vehicle of health, is a doctor at it in good earnest. Collier.
In truth, nine parts in ten of those who recovered, owed their lives to the strength of nature and a good constitution, while such a one happened to be the doctor. Jonathan Swift.
The simplest person, that can but apprehend and speak sense, is as much judge of it as the greatest doctor in the school. Kenelm Digby, of Bodies.
To physick; to cure; to treat with medicines. A low word.
Etymology: from the noun.
a teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man
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
one duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician
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
the friar skate
to treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart
to confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor
to tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky
to practice physic
Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dok′tur, n. one who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician: a medical practitioner: a cleric especially skilled in theology or ecclesiastical law.—v.t. to treat as a doctor does: to adulterate: to make alterations on: to falsify: to address as doctor: to create a doctor.—v.i. to take physic: to practise medicine.—adj. Doc′toral.—ns. Doc′torate, Doc′torship; Doc′toress, Doc′tress, a female physician.—Doctors' Commons, before the establishment of the Divorce Court and Probate Court in 1857, the college of the doctors of civil law in London, incorporated by royal charter in 1768; Doctor's stuff, medicine. [L., 'a teacher'—docere, to teach.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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. 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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A name which seamen apply to every medical officer. Also, a jocular name for the ship's cook.
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Etymology and Origins
There are three kinds of Doctors--of Law, Physic, and Divinity. The first and the last are essentially University degrees, with which the vulgar orders of the people have little or no acquaintance. They know only of one “Doctor,” the medical practitioner, and since he wears a frock coat and a silk hat he is entitled to all the respect that they can pay him.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Doctor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1018
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Doctor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #782
Rank popularity for the word 'Doctor' in Nouns Frequency: #269
The numerical value of Doctor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Doctor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Whether you're thinking about trying a fasting system for preventive reasons or as a treatment, the doctor should be involved, there are many factors that must be considered, like your current diet, or whether you have diabetes or a metabolic disorder.
The doctor diagnosed him with a possible left wrist fracture, he had a confirmed sprain in one of his wrists.
My father begged and pleaded before the doctor to keep me in the hospital. I am still bleeding and cannot walk but there is no one to examine me.
Don’t listen to the pundits on social media, the stuff that you’re reading … Actually go to your doctor, so you can make an educated decision, that’s what this whole thing is about. If we can get people to do that, then this whole campaign and what we’re doing is going to be worth something. Just stop listening to the non-doctors, and go listen to your doctors. Sit down with a health care professional and hear what they have to say about the benefits of doing it versus not doing it, and if you do it, what the repercussions are.
I just want folks to remember we are real people. This is a real family with kids who watch the news, who follow everything, and the second we get new information, we put it out, that's why we shared the last statement from the doctor. As soon as we( had) it available, it was out. I think it's important to share. Not only because I think transparency is important, but because I hope it inspires other people to take action on their own health.
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Translations for Doctor
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- dokter, doktorAfrikaans
- طبيبة, دُكْتور, طَبيبArabic
- həkim, doktorAzerbaijani
- ле́карка, ура́ч, ўрач, до́ктар, ле́карBelarusian
- лекувам, доктор, лекарBulgarian
- metge, metgessaCatalan, Valencian
- doktor, falzifikovat, lékařCzech
- meddyg, meddygesWelsh
- doktorere, doktor, læge, forfalskeDanish
- Doktorin, Ärztin, Doktor, Mediziner, Arzt, doktorieren, MedizinerinGerman
- ɖɔkta, atikewɔlaEwe
- ιατρός, διδάκτορας, γιατρόςGreek
- doktoro, virdoktoro, virkuracisto, kuracistino, kuracisto, doktorinoEsperanto
- doctora, médico, doctor, médicaSpanish
- arst, doktorEstonian
- osagile, sendagileBasque
- پزشک, دکتر, طبیبPersian
- tohtori, lääkäri, tohtoroidaFinnish
- docteur, médecinFrench
- ollamh, lèigh, dotair, lighicheScottish Gaelic
- doutor, médicoGalician
- דוקטור, רופא, רופאהHebrew
- डाक्टर, डॉक्टर, चिकित्सकHindi
- doktor, orvosnő, orvos, doktornőHungarian
- բժիշկ, դոկտորArmenian
- doktor, dokterIndonesian
- læknir, doktorIcelandic
- adulterare, falsificare, dottore, dottoressa, Dottor, medico, curare, medicare, addottorareItalian
- 博士, 医者, -先生, 医師Japanese
- დოქტორი, ექიმიGeorgian
- dagitariKikuyu, Gikuyu
- nakorsaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ពេទ្យ, គ្រូពេទ្យ, មើល, បណ្ឌិត, បរិញ្ញឯកKhmer
- 醫師, 의사Korean
- medica, medicusLatin
- ແພດ, ທ່ານໝໍ, ຫມໍLao
- daktaras, gydytojas, daktarėLithuanian
- doktore, ārsts, ārste, doktorsLatvian
- tākuta, rataMāori
- лекарка, доктор, докторка, лекарMacedonian
- tabib, tabiba, dottor, dottoressaMaltese
- valsificeren, dokter, dokteren, doctor, artsDutch
- azeeʼííłʼíníNavajo, Navaho
- medyk, doktor, lekarz, lekarkaPolish
- doutor, doutora, médicoPortuguese
- doctor, medic, doctorițăRomanian
- до́ктор, врач, ле́карь, ме́дикRussian
- datori, medicuSardinian
- здравник, љекар, liječnica, лечник, лекарка, лијечник, vračitelj, dȍktorica, лечница, vračiteljica, liječnik, lekarka, врачитељица, zdravnik, lečnica, zdravnica, ljekarka, здравница, dȍktor, lekar, lečnik, љекарка, ljekar, лијечница, врачитељ, лекарSerbo-Croatian
- දොස්තරSinhala, Sinhalese
- doktor, lekárSlovak
- zdravnik, doktorica, zdravnica, doktorSlovene
- ngakaSouthern Sotho
- fiffla med, läkare, manipulera, doktorSwedish
- dokta, daktariSwahili
- табиб, пизишк, докторTajik
- เวช, แพทย์, ปริญญาเอก, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต, หมอThai
- врач, wraç, hekimTurkmen
- doktor, hekim, tabipTurkish
- доктор, табибTatar
- تېۋىپ, دوختۇر, دوكتورUyghur, Uighur
- лі́кар, до́кторUkrainian
- shifokor, doktor, tabibUzbek
- tiến sĩ, bác sĩ y khoa, bác sĩVietnamese
- hisanan, medinel, sanan, dokan, hidokan, jisanan, jidokan, sanel, dokelVolapük
- medcén, méde, docteur, doctoresseWalloon
- דאָקטאָר, דאָקטערYiddish
- udokotela, umelaphi, inyanga, ugedlaZulu
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