What does Therapy mean?

Definitions for Therapy
ˈθɛr ə piTher·a·py

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. therapynoun

    (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. therapynoun

    Treatment of disease or disability, physical or mental.

    Etymology: From θεραπεία, from θεραπεύω.

  2. therapynoun

    Healing power or quality.

    Etymology: From θεραπεία, from θεραπεύω.

  3. therapyverb

    To treat with a therapy.

    Etymology: From θεραπεία, from θεραπεύω.

  4. therapyverb

    To undergo a therapy.

    Etymology: From θεραπεία, from θεραπεύω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therapynoun



  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. therapy

    Song lyrics by therapy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by therapy on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce Therapy?

How to say Therapy in sign language?


  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

Examples of Therapy in a Sentence

  1. Carl Higbie:

    For this test to become mainstream it would A.) save lives and B.) save the VA probably billions in dollars in overmedication costs, and yet they’re not doing it and it’s like leaving your brothers out to dry, the overwhelming consensus of the pharmacogenomic community is that most of these tests currently lack evidence of clinical effectiveness. That means they have not shown to have better outcomes over the usual methods of drug prescription, with some exceptions. Many commercial tests target psychiatric disease therapy and pain management. One recent VA review documented that these tests do not yet have evidence for utility, especially in the veteran population.

  2. Marina Zenovich:

    People noticed something was off, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he was seeing doctors, he was on medication. And I think a lot of time with these diseases, you go on medication and they have side effects. He’s dealing with that and going to therapy. But when he died, they discovered in the autopsy that he had… Lewy body dementia. It was covering his brain. His whole brain had it. I don’t think anyone understood the depth of what he was going through until it was too late… His brain was misfiring… which is really sad.

  3. Bill Hinshaw:

    We're a world leader in cellular therapy and we have a great set-up in terms of second - and third-generation checkpoint inhibitors, and our leadership in targeted therapies gives us a wonderful opportunity for combinations and sequences.

  4. Melissa Gilbert:

    While I have received the best treatment and therapy I could have asked for, those injuries have only gotten worse, as much as it breaks my heart to say this, my doctors have told me I am physically unable to continue my run for Congress.

  5. Bam Adebayo:

    Going there, putting a wreath down for those who were missing, those who were recovered, those who didn’t make it, it just hits you all at once that it could have been some of your friends, that it could have been anyone in here, i talked to the first responders and they were still full of hope. I felt like I was a therapy person. That’s why I say it’s my city because those faces, they responded to me. I wasn’t doing anything special. I was just showing up and giving my support to them.

Images & Illustrations of Therapy

  1. TherapyTherapyTherapyTherapyTherapy

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Therapy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Therapy »


Find a translation for the Therapy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these Therapy definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "Therapy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Therapy>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Therapy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. nasty
    • C. dependable
    • D. handsome

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Therapy: