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Doctor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    doctor n
  1. a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" [syn: doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico]
  2. (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" [syn: Doctor of the Church]
  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" [syn: Dr.] v
  5. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: sophisticate, doctor up]
  6. give medical treatment to
  7. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: repair, mend, fix, bushel, furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break]
Doctor Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Doctor \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. -- Bacon.
  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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Doctor'


  • Doctor: Doctor may refer to: Religion : Doctor of the church Healthcare : Physician , a medical doctor. Dentist , a dental doctor. Veterinarian , a veterinary doctor ...
  • Doctor (Doctor Who): The Doctor is the central character in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who , and has also featured in two ...
  • Doctor Who: Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC . Time Lord known as the Doctor who travels through ...
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Doctor of Philosophy, usually abbreviated as PhD, Ph. D. or D.Phil (for the Latin philosophiae doctor or doctor philosophiae), in English- ...
  • Tenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor is the tenth incarnation of the protagonist of the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who . ...
  • Doctor of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine (MD, from the Latin Medicinæ Doctor meaning "Teacher of Medicine") is a doctoral degree for physician s. ...
  • Doctor (title): Doctor, as a title, originates from the Latin word (gen.: doctoris) which means teacher. The word is originally an agentive noun of the ...
  • Fourth Doctor: The Fourth Doctor is the fourth incarnation of the protagonist of the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who ...

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* If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov

* A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines. - Frank Lloyd Wright

* The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know. - Will Rogers


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  • 'Doctor Who': Season 8 premiere, 'Deep Breath,' set for big screen too
    July 31, 2014 | 1:46 p.m. Ready to see “Doctor Who” on the silver screen? With anticipation building for the show’s imminent return, the newest Time Lord will also be getting a celluloid coming-out party with a screening of “Deep Breath,” the premiere episode of the new season, in select theaters. Read more on this news related to 'Doctor'
  • New 'Doctor Who' will get special theatrical screenings
    Summer is traditionally movie blockbuster time, but to celebrate the beginning of Peter Capaldi's run as the star of "Doctor Who," BBC America is breaking out of the normal TV experience and onto the movies' turf. Read more on this news related to 'Doctor'
  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say. Read more on this news related to 'Doctor'

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