1. [ noun ] (medicine,work) a licensed medical practitioner
Synonyms: physician Dr. MD medico doc

"I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

Related terms: medical_practitioner quack surgeon veterinarian intern specialist extern down christiaan_eijkman burrill_bernard_crohn GP hodgkin allergist abortionist ross albert_schweitzer simpson etienne-louis_arthur_fallot gilbert harvey edward_jenner bartholin aletta_jacobs harry_f._klinefelter clemence_sophia_harned_lozier gastroenterologist house_physician franz_anton_mesmer manson paracelsus peter_mark_roget benjamin_rush bruce anna_howard_shaw barany sydenham e._a._von_willebrand hakeem angiologist primary_care_physician abul-walid_mohammed_ibn-ahmad_ibn-mohammed_ibn-roshd abu_ali_al-husain_ibn_abdallah_ibn_sina doctor-patient_relation
2. [ verb ] (medicine) give medical treatment to
Related terms: treat vet medicine
3. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
Synonyms: Doctor_of_the_Church

"the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"

Related terms: theologian Roman_Catholic basil Gregory Augustine ambrose athanasius gregory_nazianzen eusebius_hieronymus john_chrysostom Roman_Catholic
4. [ verb ] alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
Synonyms: doctor_up adulterate sophisticate

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

Related terms: change adulterate
5. [ noun ] (games) 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"

Related terms: play
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7489
7. [ verb ] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
Synonyms: repair fix mend restore furbish_up touch_on bushel

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Related terms: break better darn patch fill fiddle sole cobble vamp heel point piece trouble-shoot repair repairman restoration
8. [ noun ] (education) a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution
Synonyms: Dr.

"she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"

Related terms: scholar
Similar spelling:   doctorow