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Meaning & Definition of Doctor in English





1. A licensed medical practitioner

  • "I felt so bad i went to see my doctor"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • doctor

4. A person who holds ph.d. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

  • "She is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
  • doctor,
  • Dr.


1. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

  • "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
  • sophisticate,
  • doctor,
  • doctor up

2. Give medical treatment to

  • doctor

3. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

  • "She repaired her tv set"
  • "Repair my shoes please"
  • repair,
  • mend,
  • fix,
  • bushel,
  • doctor,
  • furbish up,
  • restore,
  • touch on

Examples of using

My doctor told me that I had contracted a sexually transmitted infection.
He is a very good doctor.
After thoroughly examining Mary, the doctor could find no physical reason for her condition, and concluded that the cause was psychosomatic.