What does Doctor mean?

Definitions for Doctor
ˈdɒk tərDoc·tor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Doctor.

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"

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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  3. Doctor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  5. Doctor(noun)

    the friar skate

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  7. Doctor(verb)

    to confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  9. Doctor(verb)

    to practice physic

    Etymology: [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doctor

    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

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. doctor

    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

  1. Doctor

    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

  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

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How to say Doctor in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doctor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doctor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Doctor in a Sentence

  1. Blair Holladay:

    It may seem like they pull lots and lots of tubes, but that's only if a doctor wants multiple tests. Depending on what that test is it goes to different sections of the lab.

  2. Michael Bennet:

    I feel awfully lucky that I had health insurance. It did cost $ 92,000, and if my family hadn't been insured, it would have been a disaster for us -- and it would have been a real disaster for most American families, i think about not only that, but what it would mean if you were an American citizen and you didn't have a primary care doctor who could give you a screening that let you know I had cancer.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    As a doctor, as a man of science, I can tell you there is no such thing as curses Everything just happens as a question of probability. The statistical likelihood of a specific event.

  4. Pradeep Kumar:

    One is actually afraid to go and see a doctor, we might catch infection from the hospital. That is a big problem.

  5. Renee Bergstrom:

    So, she took me to a doctor who said, 'I can fix that,' and removed my clitoris.

Images & Illustrations of Doctor

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Translations for Doctor

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  • dokter, doktorAfrikaans
  • dɔkotaAkan
  • طبيبة, دُكْتور, طَبيبArabic
  • həkim, doktorAzerbaijani
  • ле́карка, ура́ч, ўрач, до́ктар, ле́карBelarusian
  • лекувам, доктор, лекарBulgarian
  • ডাক্তারBengali
  • metge, metgessaCatalan, Valencian
  • лорChechen
  • 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
  • dochtúirIrish
  • ollamh, lèigh, dotair, lighicheScottish Gaelic
  • doutor, médicoGalician
  • דוקטור, רופא, רופאהHebrew
  • डाक्टर, डॉक्टर, चिकित्सकHindi
  • doktor, orvosnő, orvos, doktornőHungarian
  • բժիշկ, դոկտորArmenian
  • doktor, dokterIndonesian
  • doktoroIdo
  • læknir, doktorIcelandic
  • adulterare, falsificare, dottore, dottoressa, Dottor, medico, curare, medicare, addottorareItalian
  • 博士, 医者, -先生, 医師Japanese
  • დოქტორი, ექიმიGeorgian
  • dagitariKikuyu, Gikuyu
  • дәрігерKazakh
  • nakorsaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ពេទ្យ, គ្រូពេទ្យ, មើល, បណ្ឌិត, បរិញ្ញឯកKhmer
  • 醫師, 의사Korean
  • дарыгерKyrgyz
  • medica, medicusLatin
  • ແພດ, ທ່ານໝໍ, ຫມໍLao
  • daktaras, gydytojas, daktarėLithuanian
  • doktore, ārsts, ārste, doktorsLatvian
  • tākuta, rataMāori
  • лекарка, доктор, докторка, лекарMacedonian
  • эмчMongolian
  • doktorMalay
  • tabib, tabiba, dottor, dottoressaMaltese
  • ဆရာဝန်Burmese
  • valsificeren, dokter, dokteren, doctor, artsDutch
  • legeNorwegian
  • azeeʼííłʼíníNavajo, Navaho
  • mètgeOccitan
  • medyk, doktor, lekarz, lekarkaPolish
  • doutor, doutora, médicoPortuguese
  • mediRomansh
  • 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
  • mjekAlbanian
  • ngakaSouthern Sotho
  • fiffla med, läkare, manipulera, doktorSwedish
  • dokta, daktariSwahili
  • மருத்துவர்Tamil
  • వైద్యుడుTelugu
  • табиб, пизишк, докторTajik
  • เวช, แพทย์, ปริญญาเอก, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต, หมอThai
  • ዶክተርTigrinya
  • врач, wraç, hekimTurkmen
  • doktorTagalog
  • ngakaTswana
  • doktor, hekim, tabipTurkish
  • доктор, табибTatar
  • تېۋىپ, دوختۇر, دوكتورUyghur, Uighur
  • лі́кар, до́кторUkrainian
  • ڈاکٹرUrdu
  • 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
  • 医生Chinese
  • udokotela, umelaphi, inyanga, ugedlaZulu

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