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a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine or a school of osteopathic medicine; a physician.
b. Any of certain other healthcare professionals, such as a dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or veterinarian.
2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
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.
4. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
5. Roman Catholic Church An eminent theologian.
6. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task.
v. doc·tored, doc·tor·ing, doc·tors
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.
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.
To practice medicine.[Middle English,
an expert, authority
, from Old French
, from Latin
doc′tor·al (dŏk′tə-rəl, dŏk-tôr′əl) adj.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
, physician – Doctor is derived from Latin doctus, “having been taught; learned,” from docere, “to teach”; physician comes from Latin physica, “natural science; physics.”
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Past participle: doctored
A person who has been awarded the highest academic degree in a particular subject by a college or university.
|Noun||1.||doctor – 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
– a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
– a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
– a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
– 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”
– the physician who provides primary care; “the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system”
– an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
|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”|
|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
– 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 institution; “she is a doctor of philosophy in physics”|
|Verb||1.||doctor – alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; “Sophisticate rose water with geraniol”adulterate
– 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 topractice of 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”
– 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”
– provide veterinary care for
|3.||doctor – restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; “She repaired her TV set”; “Repair my shoes please”tinker
– 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”
– plug with a substance; “fill a cavity”
– repair by adding pieces; “She pieced the china cup”
– repair or mend; “cobble shoes”
– repair the joints of bricks; “point a chimney”
– put a new sole on; “sole the shoes”
– provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; “revamp my old boots”
– repair by sewing; “darn socks”
verb1. 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.
“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]
To give medical aid to:
To restore to proper condition or functioning:
To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances:
دكتوردُكْتور: دَرَجَة دُكْتوراهطبيبطَبيبطَبِيب
doktorlæknirskipta sér af; bæta e-u íveita læknismeîferîdýralæknir
bác sĩtiến sĩ
to go to the doctor’s
ir al médico
el doctor Brown
to be under the doctor
cat, dog etc
castrarC. CPD doctor’s degree N
baja f (médica)
text, document, picture, figures
(often abbreviated to Dr when written in titles).
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. dokter طَبيب лекар médico doktor, lékař der Doktor læge; doktor γιατρόςmédico arst, doktor دکتر lääkäri docteur/-eure רופא डाक्टर, वैद्य, चिकित्सक liječnik doktor, orvos dokter læknir dottore, medico 医師 의사 daktaras, gydytojas ārsts tabib dokter lege, doktorlekarz, doktor ډاكتر، طبيب médico doctor, medic доктор; врач lekár, -ka zdravnik doktor läkare, doktor แพทย์ doktor, hekim 醫生 лікар سند یافتہ طبیب bác sỹ 医生2.
a person who has gained the highest university degree in any subject.
doktor دُكْتور: دَرَجَة دُكْتوراه доктор doutor doktor der Doktor doktor διδάκτορας doctor doktor شخص دارای عنوان دکتری tohtori docteur/-eure תוֹאָר ד”ר विद्वान doktor znanosti doktor (egyetemi fokozat) doktor doktor dottore 博士 박사 daktaras doktors doktor doctordoktordoktor سړی د داکتری عنوان سره doutor doctor доктор doktor, -ka doktor doktor doktor ดุษฎีบัณฑิต doktor 博士 доктор کسی موضوع میں سب سے اونچی ڈگری حاصل کرنے والا شخص tiến sỹ 博士 verb1.
to interfere with; to add something to (
alcohol or drugs).
Someone had doctored her drink. dokter يَتَدَخَّل في، يَزيد подправям adulterar smíchat, pančovat vermischen pille ved; putte noget i αλλοιώνω, νοθεύωadulterar (midagi) sisse segama دستکاری کردن؛ آمیختن با peukaloida trafiquer לְזָיֵיף मिलावट करना patvoriti, krivotvoriti megvizez mengganggu skipta sér af; bæta e-u í falsificare, adulterare 混ぜ物をする (음료 등에 무엇을) 섞다 prikišti nagus prie, apgadinti piejaukt (dzērienam) kasi knoeien met sette til, pynte på, forfalske (s)preparować مداخله کول adulterar a falsifica, a boteza разбавлять; подмешивать zmiešať, pančovať imeti prste vmes, poseči (v) patvoriti fiffla (manipulera) med, blanda upp (ut) ปลอมแปลงเพื่อหลอกลวง; ใส่บางอย่างลงในเครื่องดื่ม katmak, karıştırmak 對某物動手腳，攙入(酒或藥物等) підмішувати کسی چیز میں ملاوٹ کرنا pha 做手脚，搀杂（酒或药物等） ˈdoctorate (-rət) noun
the degree of Doctor.
doktoraat, doktorsgraad دَرَجَة “دكتوراه” докторат doutoramento doktorát das Doktorat doktorgrad διδακτορικόdoctorado doktorikraad درجه دکتری؛ دکترا tohtorinarvo doctorat דוֹקטוֹרָט डाक्टरेट doktorat doktorátus doktoral doktorsgráða dottorato di ricerca 博士号 박사 학위 daktaro laipsnis doktora grāds kedoktotan doctoraatdoktorgraddoktorat دوکتورا doutoramento doctorat докторская степень doktorát doktorat doktorat doktorsgrad ปริญญาเอก doktora 博士學位 докторський ступінь کسی علمی شعبے میں اعلی ترین سند học vị tiến sỹ 博士学位
___’s discretion → al criterio del ___; según opinión facultativa;
___’s orders → órdenes del ___.
(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.
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