apothecary

[ɐpˈɒθɪkəɹɪ], [ɐpˈɒθɪkəɹɪ], [ɐ_p_ˈɒ_θ_ɪ_k_ə_ɹ_ɪ]

Definitions of apothecary:

  1.   One who dispenses medicine. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A dispenser of medicines. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   One who prepares and sells medicines and drugs for profit: apothecaries' weight, the weight used for dispensing drugs, and comprising the pound ( 12 ounces), the ounce ( 8 drachms), the drachm ( 3 scruples), the scruple ( 20 grains), and the grain. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   One who prepares and sells drugs as medicines. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   One who prepares and sells medicines; an inferior practitioner. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for apothecary:

  1. This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. – Paracelsus

Usage examples for apothecary:

  1. Say but the word, Walter, and I'll draw these staples as the apothecary pulls out an offending tooth. ” – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  2. The translation is by Peter Boener, an apothecary of Nymegen, Holland, who was in Bacon's service for some years as domestic apothecary and occasional amanuensis, and quitted his employment in 1623. Boener added a Life of Bacon which is a mere fragment, but contains testimony by a personal attendant which is of value. ” – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  3. If he could not obtain employment with an apothecary he would do something else. ” – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  4. An apothecary of kin to the accusers was sued by a rich young lady of the town for speaking of her as the vicar’ s mistress. ” – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  5. Well, you'll see, resumes Caroline, I shall be sick, and you will pay the apothecary and the doctor as much as the price of a horse. ” – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  6. It is the sermon he died of, and not old age, as the apothecary said. ” –  by
  7. “ I learned from an old apothecary in the village that there was a bald man in evening dress, giving the name of Green, who came to him one night to have a three- cornered cut on his forehead plastered. ” – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  8. “ O heaven, there stood Mary, weeping on Doctor Bates's arm, while that miserable apothecary was looking at me with the utmost scorn. ” – The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray
  9. My hope is that she will get to dislike that as much as she does nursing and apothecary work, and to find out that her real duty is to live like an ordinary human being, and so make herself and other people truly happy." ” – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  10. The apothecary had her in, and questioned her while we ate. ” – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden

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