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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Physician \Phy*si"cian\ (f[i^]*z[i^]sh"an), n. [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.] 1. A person skilled in medicine, or the art of healing; especially, one trained and licensed to treat illness and prescribe medicines; a doctor of medicine. [1913 Webster + PJC] 2. Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

physician n 1: a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" [syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "physician": Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, allopath, allopathist, attending physician, bones, coroner, country doctor, croaker, doc, doctor, family doctor, general practitioner, house physician, intern, leech, man, medic, medical, medical attendant, medical examiner, medical man, medical practitioner, medico, physician in ordinary, practitioner, resident, resident physician, sawbones, specialist, surgeon
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Physician Asa, afflicted with some bodily malady, "sought not to the Lord but to the physicians" (2 Chr. 16:12). The "physicians" were those who "practised heathen arts of magic, disavowing recognized methods of cure, and dissociating the healing art from dependence on the God of Israel. The sin of Asa was not, therefore, in seeking medical advice, as we understand the phrase, but in forgetting Jehovah."
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PHYSICIAN. One lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine. 2. A physician in England cannot recover for fees, as his practice is altogether honorary. Peake C. N. P. 96, 123; 4 T. R. 317. 3. But in Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the United States, he may recover for his services. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 416. The law implies, therefore, a contract on the part of a medical man, as well as those of other professions, to discharge their duty in a skillful and attentive manner; and the law will redress the party injured by their neglect or ignorance. 1 Saund. 312, R; 1 Ld. Raym. 213; 2 Wils. 359; 8 East, 348. 4. They are sometimes answerable criminally for mala praxis. (q.v.) 2 Russ. on Cr. 288; Ayl. Pand. 213; Com. Dig. h.t. Vin. Ab. h.t.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PHYSICIAN, n. One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.