HyperDic: doctor

English > 7 senses of the word doctor / Doctor:
NOUNperson doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medicoa licensed medical practitioner
person Doctor, Doctor of the Church(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
actdoctorchildren take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
person doctor, Dr.a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
VERBchangedoctor, sophisticate, doctor upalter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
bodydoctorgive medical treatment to
changedoctor, repair, mend, fix, bushel, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
doctor / Doctor > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'kter; dao'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > doctor: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA licensed medical practitioner.
Example"I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
Synonymsdoc, physician, MD, Dr., medico
InstancesAverroes, ibn-Roshd, Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-RoshdArabian philosopher born in Spain
Avicenna, ibn-Sina, Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn SinaArabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher
Barany, Robert BaranyAustrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
Bartholin, Caspar BartholinDanish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
Bruce, David Bruce, Sir David BruceAustralian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
Crohn, Burrill Bernard CrohnUnited States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines
Down, John L. H. DownEnglish physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
Eijkman, Christiaan EijkmanDutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
Fallot, Etienne-Louis Arthur FallotFrench physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
Gilbert, William GilbertEnglish court physician noted for his studies / studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
Harvey, William HarveyEnglish physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood
Hodgkin, Thomas HodgkinEnglish physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
Huntington, George HuntingtonUnited States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
Jacobs, Aletta JacobsDutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
Jenner, Edward JennerEnglish physician who pioneered vaccination
Klinefelter, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch KleinfelterUnited States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
Lozier, Clemence Sophia Harned LozierUnited States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
Manson, Sir Patrick MansonScottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
Mesmer, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton MesmerAustrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von HohenheimSwiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience
Roget, Peter Mark RogetEnglish physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
Ross, Sir Ronald RossBritish physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
Rush, Benjamin Rushphysician and American Revolutionary leader
Schweitzer, Albert SchweitzerFrench philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary / missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
Shaw, Anna Howard ShawUnited States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
Simpson, Sir James Young SimpsonScottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
Sydenham, Thomas Sydenham, English HippocratesEnglish physician (1624-1689)
Willebrand, von Willebrand, E. A. von Willebrand, Erik von Willebrand, Erik Adolf von WillebrandFinnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
Member ofdoctor-patient relationThe responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
NarrowerabortionistA person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
allergistA physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
angiologistA physician who specializes in angiology
extern, medical externA nonresident doctor or medical student
gastroenterologistA physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
general practitioner, GPA physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
hakim, hakeemA Muslim physician
house physician, resident, resident physicianA physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
intern, interne, houseman, medical internAn advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised / supervised practical experience ('houseman' is a British term)
primary care physicianThe physician who provides primary care
quackAn untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
specialist, medical specialistpractices one branch of medicine
surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbonesA physician who specializes in surgery / surgery
veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vetA doctor who practices veterinary medicine
Broadermedical practitioner, medical mansomeone who practices medicine
SpanishDM, doc, doctora, doctor, Dr., facultativo, médica, medico, médico
Catalandoc, doctor, facultatiu, metge, metgessa
Adjectivesdoctorialof or relating to a doctor or doctorate
Verbsdoctorgive medical treatment to
English > Doctor: 7 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching.
SynonymDoctor of the Church
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
InstancesAmbrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan
Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology
Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism
Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church
Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies / heresies of the 4th century
Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership
Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies / heresies
Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. IrenaeusGreek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer
Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate)
John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom(Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople
Broadertheologian, theologist, theologizer, theologisersomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
Spanishdoctor de la iglesia, doctor
Catalandoctor de l'església, Doctor de l'Església, doctor
English > doctor: 7 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningchildren take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office.
Example"the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
Broaderplay, child's playActivity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
English > doctor: 7 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution.
Example"she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishdoctora, doctor, Dra., Dr.
Catalandoctor, Dra., Dr.
Adjectivesdoctoral, doctorialof or relating to a doctor or doctorate
English > doctor: 7 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningAlter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssophisticate, doctor up
Broaderload, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
English > doctor: 7 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningGive medical treatment to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
NarrowervetProvide veterinary care for
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishatender, tratar
Nounsdoctora licensed medical practitioner
English > doctor: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrepair, mend, fix, bushel, furbish up, restore, touch on
Entailed byoverhaul, modernize, modernisemake repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
Narrowercobblerepair or mend
darnrepair by sewing
fillplug with a substance
heel, reheelput a new heel on
patch, patch upmend by putting a patch on
piece, patchrepair by adding pieces
point, repointrepair the joints of bricks
sole, resoleput a new sole on
tinker, fiddletry to fix or mend
trouble-shoot, troubleshootsolve problems
vamp, revampProvide (a shoe) with a new vamp
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Oppositebreak, bustruin completely
Spanisharreglar, atender, componer, recomponer, reparar, restaurar, restituir
Catalanadobar, apariar, arreglar, atendre, reparar, restituir

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