Definitions of doctor

  1. a licensed medical practitioner; " I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
  2. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; " Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
  3. 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"
  4. a person who holds Ph. D. degree from an academic institution; " she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
  5. 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"
  6. give medical treatment to
  7. ( 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"
  8. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
  9. 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.
  10. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
  11. The friar skate.
  12. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
  13. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
  14. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
  15. To practice physic.
  16. Doctorate.
  17. One holding the highest degree conferred by a university; a medical practitioner.
  18. Colloquially, to treat medically; slang, tamper with or give a false appearance to.
  19. One who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician.
  21. One who has received the highest degree of a university; a physician.
  22. A person who has received the highest degree in a faculty, as of divinity, law, etc.
  23. 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.
  24. To treat with medicines; to mend; to confer the degree of doctor upon; to adulterate; to falsify.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.

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
  3. Oh, Doctor, I'm so glad you're here! – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  4. " I will do what I can," returned the doctor. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  5. She's sent me for the doctor, and he's there now. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  6. Doctor; what is up? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  7. The doctor had been unable to make a diagnosis. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  8. At length the doctor arrived. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Miss Falkner was my doctor. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  10. " Let us try," said the doctor. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. What do you think the Doctor would say?" – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  12. She ought to 'a' had a doctor the night she came, but she wouldn' hear to it. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  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. The doctor has gone to him! – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  15. " You can do more than the doctor, as I told you! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  16. " You ought to see a doctor. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  17. But what could the doctor want him for? – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  18. The doctor has just left. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim