What does surgeon mean?

Definitions for surgeon
ˈsɜr dʒənsur·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbonesnoun

    a physician who specializes in surgery

Wiktionary

  1. surgeonnoun

    One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.

    The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.

  2. Etymology: From surgien, sirogen (Old French serurgien et al.), from a derivative of chirurgia.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surgeonnoun

    One who cures by manual operation; one whose duty is to act in external maladies by the direction of the physician.

    Etymology: Corrupted by conversation from chirurgeon.

    The wound was past the cure of a better surgeon than myself, so as I could but receive some few of her dying words. Philip Sidney.

    I meddle with no woman’s matters; but withal, I am a surgeon to old shoes. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    He that hath wounded his neighbour, is tied to the expences of the surgeon, and other incidences. Taylor.

    Though most were sorely wounded, none were slain:
    The surgeons soon despoil’d them of their arms,
    And some with salves they cure. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surgeonnoun

    one whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment

  2. Surgeonnoun

    any one of numerous species of chaetodont fishes of the family Teuthidae, or Acanthuridae, which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side of the base of the tail. Called also surgeon fish, doctor fish, lancet fish, and sea surgeon

  3. Etymology: [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See Chirurgeon.]

Freebase

  1. Surgeon

    In medicine, a surgeon is a specialist in surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether that of a human or other animal, for a specific reason such as the removal of diseased tissue or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be physicians, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians. In the U.S., surgeons train for longer than other specialists; only after 9 years of training do they qualify. These years include 4 years of medical school and a minimum of 5 years of residency.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surgeon

    sur′jun, n. one who treats injuries or diseases by manual operations.—ns. Sur′geoncy, Sur′geonship, the office or employment of a surgeon in the army or navy; Sur′gery, act and art of treating lesions or malformations of the human body by manual operations, mediate and immediate: a place for surgical operations.—adj. Sur′gical, pertaining to surgeons, or to surgery: done by surgery.—adv. Sur′gically. [A doublet of chirurgeon (q.v.).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. surgeon

    A competent medical officer, appointed to attend the sick and wounded on board a ship of war, for which purpose he has, according to the rate of the ship, from one to two assistants, once called surgeon's mates, but latterly assistant-surgeons (which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. surgeon

    A staff-officer of the medical department. He has the rank of major, but “shall not in virtue of such rank be entitled to command in the line or other staff departments of the army.”

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surgeon' in Nouns Frequency: #2118

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of surgeon in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Schulman:

    Body parts are removed because of trauma and cancer, and there’s a whole field of reconstructive plastic surgery to rebuild these structures and restore normal function— the removal idea is something that no plastic surgeon is going to do, the danger with that is people are going to do what they want to do, and it forces them to go down a different route such as having these [procedures] done by non-medical professionals in settings that may not be appropriate.

  2. Mary Mason:

    We don't want kids to think they need a real surgeon's mask, but we do want to make sure they understand the science, when you give kids facts and the science behind them, you empower them to seek the truth.

  3. Lenny Bruce:

    I'm not a comedian. And I'm not sick. The world is sick, and I'm the doctor. I'm a surgeon with a scalpel for false values.

  4. Justin Maykel:

    I think it probably is our best hope, when I signed up, I never thought Id be donating my plasma. I thought Id be using my surgical skills to help people, but its really not a surgeon or a doctor thing. Its really just about being another member of our community.

  5. Gerhard Kocher:

    Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.

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