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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"
  2. a licensed medical practitioner; " I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
  3. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; " Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
  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"
  5. a person who holds Ph. D. degree from an academic institution; " she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
  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"
  7. give medical treatment to
  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"
  9. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
  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.
  11. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
  12. The friar skate.
  13. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
  14. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
  15. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
  16. To practice physic.
  17. Doctorate.
  18. A physician.
  19. One holding the highest degree conferred by a university; a medical practitioner.
  20. Colloquially, to treat medically; slang, tamper with or give a false appearance to.
  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.
  22. One who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician.
  23. DOCTORAL.
  24. One who has received the highest degree of a university; a physician.
  25. A person who has received the highest degree in a faculty, as of divinity, law, etc.
  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.
  27. To treat with medicines; to mend; to confer the degree of doctor upon; to adulterate; to falsify.
  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.
  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.
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Quotes of doctor

  1. We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal- personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets- you know, your records with your doctor that's a legitimate secret. But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated. – Julian Assange
  2. When Medicare was first enacted in 1965, it provided coverage for hospitalization, doctor visits and surgeries, but there was no coverage for prescription medications. – Michael Burgess
  3. And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor who was a friend of my family. – Rene Cassin
  4. The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl. – Shirley Chisholm
  5. The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find. – Denis Diderot
  6. You should just enjoy it, but as soon as you decide that it is going to be your career, no matter whether you want to be a doctor or an architect or anything else, you need to work 5 hours a day. – Guy Forget
  7. My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I'm working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don't smoke is when I'm home. I didn't even realize I'd become a smoker. – Dennis Franz
  8. I found out that colonels can stay until they drop dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty as an Army trained emergency room doctor I could stay until age 67. – Gerald Griffin
  9. Not really in all honesty because until you take control of your own health and go to your own doctor and have your own doctor tell you what's going to work for you. – Star Jones
  10. As a medical doctor it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified. – Jack Kevorkian
  11. Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. – Omar Khayyam
  12. Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia. – Alonzo Mourning
  13. Time is generally the best doctor – Ovid
  14. I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up. – William Petersen
  15. I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious. – Donna Shalala

Usage examples for doctor

  1. " You can do more than the doctor as I told you! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. " Let us try," said the doctor – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  3. You don't need a doctor any more. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  4. " You ought to see a doctor – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  5. She ought to 'a' had a doctor the night she came, but she wouldn' hear to it. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  6. Miss Falkner was my doctor – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  7. At length the doctor arrived. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. Doctor what is up? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  9. Oh, Doctor I'm so glad you're here! – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  10. What do you think the Doctor would say?" – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  11. What a good, kind doctor – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  12. The doctor has just left. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Go for the doctor – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
  14. But what could the doctor want him for? – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  15. She's sent me for the doctor and he's there now. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  16. " I will do what I can," returned the doctor – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  17. The doctor had been unable to make a diagnosis. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  18. The doctor has gone to him! – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  19. " '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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