Associations to the word «Doctor»

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DOCTOR, noun. A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctor degree in which case the post-nominal letters are D.O., DPM, M.D., DMD, DDS, DPT, DC, in the US or MBBS in the UK.
DOCTOR, noun. A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.
DOCTOR, noun. A veterinarian; a medical practitioner who treats animals.
DOCTOR, noun. A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.
DOCTOR, noun. (obsolete) A teacher; one skilled in a profession or a branch of knowledge; a learned man.
DOCTOR, noun. (dated) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency.
DOCTOR, noun. A fish, the friar skate.
DOCTOR, verb. (transitive) To act as a medical doctor to.
DOCTOR, verb. (transitive) To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor; to confer a doctorate upon.
DOCTOR, verb. (transitive) To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.
DOCTOR, verb. (transitive) To genetically alter an extant species.
DOCTOR, verb. (transitive) To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.
DOCTOR, noun. The title of an academic or medical doctor (a person who holds a doctorate); used before the doctor's name.
DOCTOR BLADE, noun. (printing) A metal blade used in printing for scraping off excess ink or toner from the printing roll.
DOCTOR BLADES, noun. Plural of doctor blade
DOCTOR GOOGLE, noun. (informal) the internet when used as a form of medical advisor.
DOCTOR OF ARTS, noun. A terminal degree similar to an Ed.D. or a Ph.D., but with a focus on content speciality; it may be conferred as a prestigious honorary doctorate with the added designation of "honoris causa". Commonly abbreviated DA.
DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS, noun. A terminal degree intended for musicians who wish to combine the highest attainments in their major area with proven accomplishment in theoretical studies and musicology.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, noun. A terminal research degree and one of the highest doctorates awarded by a university.
DOCTOR SHOPPING, noun. (medicine) (crime) The illegal practice of a patient requesting treatment from multiple physicians in order to obtain prescription drugs, either to feed an addiction or resell them.
DOCTOR UP, verb. To falsify, or modify something, so that it appears to be better than it is.

Dictionary definition

DOCTOR, noun. A licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor".
DOCTOR, noun. (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".
DOCTOR, noun. 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".
DOCTOR, noun. A person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics".
DOCTOR, verb. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol".
DOCTOR, verb. Give medical treatment to.
DOCTOR, verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please".

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