definition of doctor by The Free Dictionary

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 site here 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

vb15. (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)

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