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Definitions of doctor

  1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a leading theologian in the history of the Roman Catholic Church; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give medical treatment to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the othodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The friar skate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To practice physic. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Doctorate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A physician. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. One holding the highest degree conferred by a university; a medical practitioner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Colloquially, to treat medically; slang, tamper with or give a false appearance to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 1. A title conferred by a university on one who has followed a prescribed course of study, or given as a mark of distinction; as doctor of medicine, doctor of laws, etc. 2. A physician, especially one upon whom has been conferred the degree of M.D. by a university or medical school. 3. To treat medically. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. One who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. DOCTORAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. One who has received the highest degree of a university; a physician. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A person who has received the highest degree in a faculty, as of divinity, law, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A teacher, specially one so skilled in a profession as to be pronounced able to teach it; one who has passed at a university all the degrees in the faculty of divinity, medicine, or law, or a person who has received the highest degree in a faculty; an honorary mark of literary or other distinction conferred by a university; a learned man; a physician; brown sherry; a fish with sharp-edged spines near the tail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To treat with medicines; to mend; to confer the degree of doctor upon; to adulterate; to falsify. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Shortened into Dr; the highest degree conferred by a university in divinity, law, medicine, music, or science; one who practises medicine; a physician; a learned man. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Colloquially, to apply medicine for the cure of diseases; to adulterate; doctor's commons, the place where the doctors of the civil law used to live and eat in common-now, the official residences and offices of the judges of various courts, as the Court of Arches, the Admiralty, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  31. ( Luke 2:46 ; 5:17 ; Acts 5:34 ), a teacher. The Jewish doctors taught and disputed in synagogues, or wherever they could find an audience. Their disciples were allowed to propose to them questions. They assumed the office without any appointment to it. The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the Pharisees. Schools were established after the destruction of Jerusalem at Babylon and Tiberias, in which academical degrees were conferred on those who passed a certain examination. Those of the school of Tiberias were called by the title "rabbi," and those of Babylon by that of "master." biblestudytools.com
  32. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. (F.) Docteur, Medecin. Frequently applied to any one who practises medicine; although properly confined to him who has received his degree of Doctor of Medicine. See Physician. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  34. (Archaic) teacher, learned man, (Dd. Of the Church, certain, esp. four Eastern& four Western, early fathers); holder of the highest university degree in any faculty (often honorary; used as prefix to surname, usu. abbr. Dr), esp. d. of medicine male or female (also pop. of any medical man, M.D. or not, esp. in voc.); kinds of mechanical appliance for regulating &c.; artificial fly; d.\'s stuff, physic. Hence or cogn. Doctoral, doctorial, doctorless, aa., doctorate, doctorship (1,3), doctorhood, doctress (facet. &c. for usu. d. fem.), nn. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Confer degree of d. on; treat (patient, oneself) medically; patch up (machinery &c.); adulterate, falsify; practise as physician (esp. in gerund). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. (learned men, authorities) differ or disagree, who shall decide? Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. A teacher, an instructor; any practitioner of medicine. Used as a verb, it signifies to administer medicine or medical treatment. [Old Fr., Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. n. [Latin] A teacher or expounder;—one who has received an honorary degree in any of the learned professions; a man of science, erudition, or professional acquirements;—one licensed to practise medicine; a physician;—one of the authorities in the early or mediaeval church;—a mechanical contrivance;—the reservoir or duct of ink in a steam press. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. One that has taken the highest degree in the faculties of divinity, law, or physick; in some universities they have doctors of musick; a physician, one who undertakes the cure of diseases. Complete Dictionary

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