['dɒktə] or ['dɑktɚ]


(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'.

(noun.) a licensed medical practitioner; 'I felt so bad I went to see my doctor'.

(noun.) a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; 'she is a doctor of philosophy in physics'.

(verb.) give medical treatment to.

手打:维罗妮卡--From WordNet


(n.) A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.

(n.) An academical title, originally meaning a men 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.

(n.) One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The friar skate.

(v. t.) To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.

(v. t.) To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.

(v. t.) To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.

(v. i.) To practice physic.



n. [1]. Instructor, teacher.[2]. Adept, savant, learned man.[3]. Physician, medical practitioner.



n. one who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician: a medical practitioner: a cleric especially skilled in theology or ecclesiastical law.—v.t. to treat as a doctor does: to adulterate: to make alterations on: to falsify: to address as doctor: to create a doctor.—v.i. to take physic: to practise medicine.—adj. Doc′toral.—ns. Doc′torate Doc′torship; Doc′toress Doc′tress a female physician.—Doctors' Commons before the establishment of the Divorce Court and Probate Court in 1857 the college of the doctors of civil law in London incorporated by royal charter in 1768; Doctor's stuff medicine.



This is a most auspicious dream, denoting good health and general prosperity, if you meet him socially, for you will not then spend your money for his services. If you be young and engaged to marry him, then this dream warns you of deceit. To dream of a doctor professionally, signifies discouraging illness and disagreeable differences between members of a family. To dream that a doctor makes an incision in your flesh, trying to discover blood, but failing in his efforts, denotes that you will be tormented and injured by some evil person, who may try to make you pay out money for his debts. If he finds blood, you will be the loser in some transaction.



One who lays you up.





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