- doctour (obsolete)
From Middle English doctor, doctour (“an expert, authority on a subject”), from Anglo-Norman doctour, from Latin doctor (“teacher”), from doceō (“I teach”). Displaced native Middle English lerare (“doctor, teacher”) (from Middle English leren (“to teach, instruct”) from Old English lǣran, lēran (“to teach, instruct, guide”), compare Old English lārēow (“teacher, master”)).
- (UK) IPA: /ˈdɒk.tə/, X-SAMPA: /"dQk.t@/
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- (US) IPA: /ˈdɑk.tɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"dAk.t@`/
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doctor (plural doctors)
- 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 doctorate 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.
- If you still feel unwell tomorrow, go see your doctor.
- 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.
- A veterinarian; a medical practitioner who treats animals.
- A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.
- Doctor is capitalized when used as a title:
- Doctor Smith
- (physician): doc (informal), family doctor, general practitioner, GP (UK), medic, physician, sawbones (slang), surgeon (who undertakes surgery)
- (veterinarian): vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon
See also Types of academic doctor below
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- (transitive) To act as a medical doctor to.
- Her children doctored her back to health.
- (transitive) To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor.
- (transitive) To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.
- They doctored their apple trees by vigorous pruning, and now the dwarfed trees are easier to pick.
- We may legally doctor a pet to reduce its libido.
- (transitive) To genetically alter an extant species.
- Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.
- (transitive) To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.
- IPA: /ˈdɔktɔr/, /ˈdɔktər/
From doceō (“teach”).
- doftor (popular)
- IPA: [ ˈdok.tor ]
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|nominative/accusative||un doctor||doctorul||niște doctori||doctorii|
|genitive/dative||unui doctor||doctorului||unor doctori||doctorilor|
- доктор (Moldavian cyrillic spelling)
- (physician): médico
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