What does apothecary mean?

Definitions for apothecaryəˈpɒθ əˌkɛr i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pharmacist, druggist, chemist, apothecary, pill pusher, pill roller(noun)

    a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs


  1. Apothecary(n.)

    A drugstore; a store where medicines are sold.

  2. Origin: [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. to put away; from + to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See Thesis.]


  1. apothecary(Noun)

    A person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines.

  2. apothecary(Noun)

    A drugstore or pharmacy.

  3. apothecary(Noun)

    Supplies for spells, especially herbal ones or spells

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apothecary(noun)

    one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes

  2. Origin: [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. to put away; from + to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See Thesis.]


  1. Apothecary

    Apothecary is a historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons and patients — a role now served by a pharmacist and some caregivers. In addition to pharmacy responsibilities, the apothecary offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. Apothecaries often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of an apothecary may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apothecary

    a-poth′ek-ar-i, n. one who prepares and sells drugs for medicinal purposes—a term long since substituted by druggist, although still a legal description for licentiates of the Apothecaries' Society of London, or of the Apothecaries' Hall of Ireland. [Through Fr. and L. from Gr. apothēkē, a storehouse—apo, away, and tithe-nai, to place.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apothecary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apothecary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.

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