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doc·tor

 (dŏk′tər)
n.
1.
a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.
b. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
2.
a. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
b. A person awarded an honorary degree by a college or university.
3. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
4. Roman Catholic Church An eminent theologian.
5. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task.
v. doc·tored, doc·tor·ing, doc·tors
v.tr.
1. Informal To give medical treatment to: "[He] does more than practice medicine. He doctors people. There's a difference" (Charles Kuralt).
2. To repair, especially in a makeshift manner; rig.
3.
a. To falsify or change in such a way as to make favorable to oneself: doctored the evidence.
b. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of: doctor the soup with a dash of sherry.
c. To alter or modify for a specific end: doctored my standard speech for the small-town audience.
d. Baseball To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement: was ejected because he doctored the ball with a piece of sandpaper.
v.intr. Informal
To practice medicine.

[Middle English, an expert, authority, from Old French docteur, from Latin doctor, teacher, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

doc′tor·al adj.
doc′tor·ly adj.

doctor

(ˈdɒktə)
n
1. (Medicine) a person licensed to practise medicine
2. (Education) a person who has been awarded a higher academic degree in any field of knowledge
3. (Veterinary Science) chiefly US and Canadian a person licensed to practise dentistry or veterinary medicine
4. (Dentistry) chiefly US and Canadian a person licensed to practise dentistry or veterinary medicine
5. (Theology) (often capital) Also called: Doctor of the Church a title given to any of several of the leading Fathers or theologians in the history of the Christian Church down to the late Middle Ages whose teachings have greatly influenced orthodox Christian thought
6. (Angling) angling any of various gaudy artificial flies
7. informal a person who mends or repairs things
8. (Cookery) slang a cook on a ship or at a camp
9. (Education) archaic a man, esp a teacher, of learning
10. (Metallurgy) a device used for local repair of electroplated surfaces, consisting of an anode of the plating material embedded in an absorbent material containing the solution
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (in a paper-making machine) a blade that is set to scrape the roller in order to regulate the thickness of pulp or ink on it
12. (Physical Geography) a cool sea breeze blowing in some countries: the Cape doctor.
13. go for the doctor slang Austral to make a great effort or move very fast, esp in a horse race
14. what the doctor ordered something needed or desired
vb
15. (Medicine) (tr)
a. to give medical treatment to
b. to prescribe for (a disease or disorder)
16. (Medicine) (intr) informal to practise medicine: he doctored in Easter Island for six years.
17. (tr) to repair or mend, esp in a makeshift manner
18. (tr) to make different in order to deceive, tamper with, falsify, or adulterate
19. (tr) to adapt for a desired end, effect, etc
20. (Veterinary Science) (tr) to castrate (a cat, dog, etc)
[C14: from Latin: teacher, from docēre to teach]
ˈdoctoral, doctorial adj

doc•tor

(ˈdɒk tər)

n.
1. a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian.
2. a person who has been awarded a doctor's degree.
3. any of several artificial angling flies.
4. an eminent scholar and teacher.
5. a person skilled in repairing or improving something broken or flawed.
v.t.
6. to give medical treatment to; act as a physician to.
7. to treat (an ailment); apply remedies to.
8. to restore to original or working condition; repair.
9. to tamper with; falsify: to doctor the birthdate on a passport.
10. to tamper with the ingredients of (a food or drink) in order to improve flavor.
11. to revise, alter, or adapt for a specific purpose: to doctor a play.
v.i.
12. to practice medicine.
[1275–1325; Middle English docto(u)r (< Anglo-French) < Latin, derivative of docēre to teach]
doc′tor•al, doc•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.

doctor

, physician - Doctor is derived from Latin doctus, "having been taught; learned," from docere, "to teach"; physician comes from Latin physica, "natural science; physics."
See also related terms for taught.

doctor


Past participle: doctored
Gerund: doctoring

Imperative
doctor
doctor
Present
I doctor
you doctor
he/she/it doctors
we doctor
you doctor
they doctor
Preterite
I doctored
you doctored
he/she/it doctored
we doctored
you doctored
they doctored
Present Continuous
I am doctoring
you are doctoring
he/she/it is doctoring
we are doctoring
you are doctoring
they are doctoring
Present Perfect
I have doctored
you have doctored
he/she/it has doctored
we have doctored
you have doctored
they have doctored
Past Continuous
I was doctoring
you were doctoring
he/she/it was doctoring
we were doctoring
you were doctoring
they were doctoring
Past Perfect
I had doctored
you had doctored
he/she/it had doctored
we had doctored
you had doctored
they had doctored
Future
I will doctor
you will doctor
he/she/it will doctor
we will doctor
you will doctor
they will doctor
Future Perfect
I will have doctored
you will have doctored
he/she/it will have doctored
we will have doctored
you will have doctored
they will have doctored
Future Continuous
I will be doctoring
you will be doctoring
he/she/it will be doctoring
we will be doctoring
you will be doctoring
they will be doctoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doctoring
you have been doctoring
he/she/it has been doctoring
we have been doctoring
you have been doctoring
they have been doctoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doctoring
you will have been doctoring
he/she/it will have been doctoring
we will have been doctoring
you will have been doctoring
they will have been doctoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doctoring
you had been doctoring
he/she/it had been doctoring
we had been doctoring
you had been doctoring
they had been doctoring
Conditional
I would doctor
you would doctor
he/she/it would doctor
we would doctor
you would doctor
they would doctor
Past Conditional
I would have doctored
you would have doctored
he/she/it would have doctored
we would have doctored
you would have doctored
they would have doctored

doctor

A person who has been awarded the highest academic degree in a particular subject by a college or university.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doctor - a licensed medical practitionerdoctor - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
abortionist - a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
allergist - a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
angiologist - a physician who specializes in angiology
extern, medical extern - a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
gastroenterologist - a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
general practitioner, GP - a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
hakeem, hakim - a Muslim physician
house physician, resident physician, resident - a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital; "the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"
houseman, intern, interne, medical intern - an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
medical man, medical practitioner - someone who practices medicine
primary care physician - the physician who provides primary care; "the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system"
quack - an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon - a physician who specializes in surgery
vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon - a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
doctor-patient relation - the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
2.Doctor - (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
3.doctor - children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
child's play, play - activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
4.doctor - a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institutiondoctor - a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Verb1.doctor - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
2.doctor - give medical treatment to
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
vet - provide veterinary care for
3.doctor - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or brokendoctor - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
tinker, fiddle - try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"
fill - plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
patch, piece - repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
cobble - repair or mend; "cobble shoes"
repoint, point - repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
troubleshoot, trouble-shoot - solve problems; "He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"
patch up, patch - mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
resole, sole - put a new sole on; "sole the shoes"
revamp, vamp - provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots"
reheel, heel - put a new heel on; "heel shoes"
darn - repair by sewing; "darn socks"

doctor

noun
1. physician, medic (informal), clinician, general practitioner, medical practitioner, G.P. Do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor.
verb
1. change, alter, interfere with, disguise, pervert, fudge, tamper with, tinker with, misrepresent, falsify, meddle with, mess about with They doctored the photograph.
2. add to, spike, cut, mix something with something, dilute, water down, adulterate He had doctored her milk.
Quotations
"God heals, and the doctor takes the fee" [Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanack]
"Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth" [Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary]
"The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman" [Jonathan Swift Polite Conversation]
"God and the doctor we alike adore"
"But only when in danger, not before;"
"The danger o'er, both are alike requited,"
"God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted" [John Owen Epigrams]

doctor

verb
1. Informal. To give medical aid to:
2. To restore to proper condition or functioning:
Idiom: set right.
3. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
4. To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances:
Translations
دكتوردُكْتور: دَرَجَة دُكْتوراهطبيبطَبيبطَبِيب
доктор
lékařdoktorfalzifikovatkurýrovatpančovat
lægedoktorbehandle
kuracisto
arstdoktor
پزشك
lääkäritohtoritohtoroidaeläinlääkäri
liječnikveterinarveterinarkadoktordoktorica
orvosdoktordoktornőmegvizezorvosnő
dokterdoktor
doktorlæknirskipta sér af; bæta e-u íveita læknismeîferîdýralæknir
医者
의사
medicamedicus
daktarasdaktaro laipsnisgydytigydytisgydytojas
ārstētārstsdoktorspiejaukt
doctormedic
doktorkurírovaťpančovať
doktordoktoricazdravnik
läkaredoktor
แพทย์
докторлікар
ڈاکٹر
bác sĩtiến sĩ

doctor

[ˈdɒktəʳ]
A. N
1. (Med) → médico/a m/f
to go to the doctor'sir al médico
Doctor Brownel doctor Brown
to be under the doctorestar bajo tratamiento médico
it was just what the doctor orderedfue mano de santo
2. (Univ) → doctor(a) m/f (of en) DEGREE
B. VT
1. (= tamper with) [+ food, drink] → adulterar; [+ document] → manipular
2. (= treat) [+ cold] → tratar, curar
to doctor o.sautomedicarse
3. (= castrate) [+ cat, dog etc] → castrar
C. CPD doctor's degree Ndoctorado m
doctor's excuse (US) doctor's line (Brit) doctor's note (Brit) Nbaja f (médica)
doctor up VT + ADV [+ machine etc] → remendar, arreglar de cualquier modo

doctor

[ˈdɒktər]
n
(medical)médecin mf(femme médecin f), docteur mf(doctoresse f)
She's a doctor → Elle est médecin., Elle est docteur.
I'd like to be a doctor → Je voudrais être médecin.
at the doctor's → chez le médecin
to go to the doctor's → aller chez le médecin
Doctor Paige (= title) → Le docteur Paige
doctor's surgery (British) doctor's office (US)cabinet m de consultation
(= PhD) → docteur m
vt
(= neuter) [+ cat] → châtrer
(= interfere with) [+ food] → dénaturer; [+ drink] → frelater
(= falsify) [+ text, document, picture, figures] → falsifier

doctor

n
(Med) → Arzt m, → Ärztin f, → Doktor(in) m(f) (inf); Doctor SmithDoktor Smith; yes, doctorja, Herr/Frau Doktor; the doctor’s (= surgery)der Arzt; to go to the doctorzum Arzt gehen; to send for the doctorden Arzt holen; he is a doctorer ist Arzt; a woman doctoreine Ärztin; he’s under a doctor in London (inf)er ist bei einem Arzt in London in Behandlung; to be under doctor’s ordersin ärztlicher Behandlung sein; it’s just what the doctor ordered (fig inf)das ist genau das Richtige
(Univ etc) → Doktor m; to get one’s doctor’s degreepromovieren, seinen Doktor machen; doctor of Law/of Science etcDoktor der Rechte/der Naturwissenschaften etc; Dear Doctor SmithSehr geehrter Herr Dr./Sehr geehrte Frau Dr. Smith
vt
coldbehandeln; to doctor oneself/somebodyan sich (dat)/jdm herumdoktern
(inf: = castrate) → kastrieren
(= tamper with) accountsfrisieren; textverfälschen; the food’s/wine’s been doctoreddem Essen/Wein ist etwas beigemischt worden

doctor

[ˈdɒktəʳ]
1. n
a. (Med) → dottore/essa, medico
Doctor Brown → il Dottor Brown
doctor's office (Am) → studio medico, ambulatorio
b. (Univ) (Ph.D.) → dottore/essa
Doctor of Philosophy (degree) → dottorato di ricerca; (person) → titolare m/f di un dottorato di ricerca
2. vt
a. (interfere with, food, drink) → adulterare; (000, text, document) → alterare, manipolare
b. (treat, cold) → curare
c. (fam) (castrate, cat) → castrare

doctor

(ˈdoktə) noun
(often abbreviated to Dr when written in titles).
1. a person who is trained to treat ill people. Doctor Davidson; You should call the doctor if you are ill; I'll have to go to the doctor.
2. a person who has gained the highest university degree in any subject.
verb
1. to interfere with; to add something to (usually alcohol or drugs). Someone had doctored her drink.
2. to treat with medicine etc. I'm doctoring my cold with aspirin.
ˈdoctorate (-rət) noun
the degree of Doctor.

doctor

طَبِيب lékař læge Arzt γιατρός doctor, médico lääkäri docteur liječnik dottore 医者 의사 dokter lege lekarz médico врач läkare แพทย์ doktor bác sĩ 医生

doc·tor

n. doctor-a, médico-a; pop. doctor-a,
___'s discretional criterio del ___; según opinión facultativa;
___'s ordersórdenes del ___.
Doctor   

doctor, doc

(fam) n médico -ca mf, doctor -ra mf* ; — on call médico de guardia; family — médico de cabecera, médico de la familia; on-call — médico de guardia; primary care — médico de atención primaria, médico de cabecera; private — médico privado (V. también physician.)
* abbreviated in front of surnames as el Dr. and la Dra.
References in classic literature ?
The doctor to see you, sir," and the maid beckoned as she spoke.
Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house through the streets of Winesburg.
These natives can doctor themselves for some things, better than we can.
The steerage stewardess was indignant with him, the doctor regarded him with suspicion.
Though, as everybody well knew, the doctor had forbidden her to lift so much as a pin!
The doctor probably would smile at the statement of such trifles to his professional ear; the Judge would smile in his turn; and meeting one another's eyes, they would enjoy a hearty laugh together
In answer to this query, a rumour gained ground -- and however absurd, was entertained by some very sensible people -- that Heaven had wrought an absolute miracle, by transporting an eminent Doctor of Physic from a German university bodily through the air and setting him down at the door of Mr.
Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his powwows there before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson.
For God's sake, run for the doctor, some one, while I pry it open
There are other ghosts than the Cock-Lane one, and far deeper men than Doctor Johnson who believe in them.
Mercifully the doctor did not say this so that the old man could hear, for he was still clinging to the faith that tomorrow or next day he would be better, and could go back to his job.
For, going to the door of the Doctor's room and looking in, he perceived that the shoemaker's bench and tools were put aside again, and that the Doctor himself sat reading at the window.