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NOUN (4)

1. a licensed medical practitioner;
- Example: "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
[syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico]

2. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching;
- Example: "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
[syn: Doctor of the Church, Doctor]

3. children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office;
- Example: "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"

4. a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution;
- Example: "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
[syn: doctor, Dr.]


VERB (3)

1. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
- Example: "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
[syn: sophisticate, doctor, doctor up]

2. give medical treatment to;

3. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;
- Example: "She repaired her TV set"
- Example: "Repair my shoes please"
[syn: repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Friar \Fri"ar\, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[`e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See Brother.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A white or pale patch on a printed page. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) An American fish; the silversides. [1913 Webster] Friar bird (Zool.), an Australian bird (Tropidorhynchus corniculatus), having the head destitute of feathers; -- called also coldong, leatherhead, pimlico; poor soldier, and four-o'clock. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus. Friar's balsam (Med.), a stimulating application for wounds and ulcers, being an alcoholic solution of benzoin, styrax, tolu balsam, and aloes; compound tincture of benzoin. --Brande & C. Friar's cap (Bot.), the monkshood. Friar's cowl (Bot.), an arumlike plant (Arisarum vulgare) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl. Friar's lantern, the ignis fatuus or Will-o'-the-wisp. --Milton. Friar skate (Zool.), the European white or sharpnosed skate (Raia alba); -- called also Burton skate, border ray, scad, and doctor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; a learned man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. -- Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. An academical title, originally meaning a man 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. [1913 Webster] 3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician. [1913 Webster] By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Will seize the doctor too. -- Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Doctors' Commons. See under Commons. Doctor's stuff, physic, medicine. --G. Eliot. Doctor fish (Zool.), any fish of the genus Acanthurus; the surgeon fish; -- so called from a sharp lancetlike spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish. See Surgeon fish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Doctor \Doc"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doctored; p. pr. & vb. n. Doctoring.] 1. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor. [1913 Webster] 3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Doctor \Doc"tor\, v. i. To practice physic. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dr \Dr.\ n. abbreviation for doctor, a title accorded to a person who holds a doctorate degree from an academic institution, such as a Ph.D. degree or M.D. degree. [abbrev.] Syn: doctor. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a licensed doctor of medicine. Syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, medico. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

doctor n 1: a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" [syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico] 2: (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" [syn: Doctor of the Church, Doctor] 3: 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" 4: a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics" [syn: doctor, Dr.] v 1: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: sophisticate, doctor, doctor up] 2: give medical treatment to 3: 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, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break, bust]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

225 Moby Thesaurus words for "doctor": Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, abecedarian, abet, adulterate, aid, allopath, allopathist, alter, assist, attend, attending physician, authority, avail, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bachelor, bail out, bandage, bastardize, bathe, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, bones, care for, certified teacher, change, cobble, cobbler, comfort, commission, condition, contaminate, cook, coroner, corrupt, country doctor, croaker, cure, cut, darn, debase, degree, denaturalize, denature, diagnose, dilute, disguise, do good, do up, doc, docent, doctor up, doctorate, dominie, don, drug, ease, educationist, educator, elder, elder statesman, fake, falsify, family doctor, favor, fellow, fix, fix up, fixer, flux, fortify, general practitioner, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give care to, give help, great soul, guide, guru, heal, help, house physician, illuminate, instructor, intellect, intellectual, intern, juggle, lace, leech, lend a hand, lend one aid, little Miss Fixit, load, lover of wisdom, maestro, mahatma, maintenance man, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, manipulate, massage, master, mastermind, mechanic, mechanician, medic, medical, medical attendant, medical examiner, medical man, medical practitioner, medicate, medico, melamed, mend, mender, mentor, minister to, modify, mullah, nurse, operate on, oracle, overhaul, pack, pandit, patch, patch up, pedagogist, pedagogue, philosopher, physic, physician, physician in ordinary, plant, plaster, poison, pollute, poultice, preceptor, professor, proffer aid, protect, pundit, purge, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape, rabbi, rally, ready, rebuild, recap, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, redeem, relieve, remedy, render assistance, renovator, repair, repairer, repairman, rescue, resident, resident physician, restore, restorer, resuscitate, retouch, retread, revamp, revive, rig, rishi, rub, sage, salt, sapient, savant, save, sawbones, scholar, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, seer, service, serviceman, set to rights, set up, sew up, sophisticate, spike, splint, stack, starets, strap, succor, take in tow, take medicine, take the cure, tamper with, teacher, thinker, tinker, tinker up, treat, trouble man, troubleshooter, undergo treatment, water, water down, weight, wise man, wise old man
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Doctor (Luke 2:46; 5:17; Acts 5:34), a teacher. The Jewish doctors taught and disputed in synagogues, or wherever they could find an audience. Their disciples were allowed to propose to them questions. They assumed the office without any appointment to it. The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the Pharisees. Schools were established after the destruction of Jerusalem at Babylon and Tiberias, in which academical degrees were conferred on those who passed a certain examination. Those of the school of Tiberias were called by the title "rabbi," and those of Babylon by that of "master."