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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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