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Meaning of DOCTOR

Pronunciation:  'dâktur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
  3. [n]  a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [v]  give medical treatment to
  6. [v]  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  7. [v]  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

DOCTOR is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bushel, doc, Doctor of the Church, doctor up, Dr., fix, furbish up, MD, medico, mend, physician, repair, restore, sophisticate, touch on
 Antonyms: break, bust
 See Also: abortionist, adulterate, Albert Schweitzer, Aletta Jacobs, allergist, ameliorate, amend, angiologist, Anna Howard Shaw, Barany, Bartholin, Benjamin Rush, better, Bruce, Burrill Bernard Crohn, care for, Caspar Bartholin, child's play, Christiaan Eijkman, Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier, cobble, Crohn, darn, David Bruce, debase, dilute, doctor-patient relation, Down, E. A. von Willebrand, Edward Jenner, Eijkman, Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot, extern, Fallot, fill, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton Mesmer, gastroenterologist, general practitioner, Gilbert, GP, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch Kleinfelter, Harvey, heel, Hodgkin, house physician, houseman, improve, intern, interne, Jacobs, Jenner, John L. H. Down, Klinefelter, Lozier, Manson, medical extern, medical intern, medical man, medical practitioner, medical specialist, meliorate, Mesmer, operating surgeon, Paracelsus, patch, patch up, Peter Mark Roget, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, piece, play, point, quack, reheel, repoint, resident, resident physician, resole, revamp, Robert Barany, Roget, Roman Catholic, Ross, Rush, sawbones, scholar, scholarly person, Schweitzer, Shaw, Simpson, Sir David Bruce, Sir James Young Simpson, Sir Patrick Manson, Sir Ronald Ross, sole, specialist, stretch, student, surgeon, Sydenham, The English Hippocrates, theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer, Thomas Hodgkin, Thomas Sydenham, treat, trouble-shoot, vamp, vet, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, von Willebrand, Willebrand, William Gilbert, William Harvey



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Doc"tor\, n. [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere
    to teach. See {Docile}.]
    1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of
       knowledge learned man. [Obs.]
             One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. --
    2. 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.
    3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the
       medical profession; a physician.
             By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Will
             seize the doctor too.                 -- Shak.
    4. 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}.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Doctors' Commons}. See under {Commons}.
    {Doctor's stuff}, physic, medicine. --G. Eliot.
    {Doctor fish} (Zo["o]l.), any fish of the genus {Acanthurus};
       the surgeon fish; -- so called from a sharp lancetlike
       spine on each side of the tail. Also called {barber fish}.
       See {Surgeon fish}.
  2. \Doc"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doctored}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Doctoring}.]
    1. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to
       repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
    2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
    3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to
       falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to
       doctor whisky. [Slang]
  3. \Doc"tor\, v. i.
    To practice physic. [Colloq.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are seeing the doctor indicates discouraging illness and strife amongst members of your family. It may signal your need for emotional and spiritual healing. Dreaming of a doctor in a social atmosphere, foretells of good health and prosperity. Dreaming that you marry a doctor, forewarns that you are being deceived by someone or a situation.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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."

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