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Definitions of doctor

  1. 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
  2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. To practice physic. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give medical treatment to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (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
  12. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. One who has received the highest degree of a university; a physician. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. DOCTORAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for doctor

  1. You don't need a doctor any more. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  2. " 'They say it's me, Doctor ' said he, 'do they? – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
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