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Definition of Doctor

Doctor

  1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
  2. 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.
  3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
  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.
  5. The friar skate.
  6. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
  7. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
  8. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
  9. To practice physic.

Doctor Quotations

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus Christ

My father died during open-heart surgery on March 29 of my senior year in college. I was getting set to go to law school. I remember sitting in the waiting room when the doctor walked in. I said to myself, The worst possible thing just happened. What will you do?
Steve Wynn

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Bombeck

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
Rodney Dangerfield

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Doctor Translations

doctor in Afrikaans is dokter
doctor in Dutch is doctor
doctor in German is Arzt {m}
doctor in Hungarian is orvos, doktor
doctor in Italian is dottore, medico
doctor in Latin is medicus
doctor in Norwegian is doktor, lege