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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a doctor prescribes pills (=tells someone to take them)
▪ Her doctor just prescribed more pills and told her to take it easy.
a doctor prescribes tablets (=tells someone to take them)
▪ Dr Preston arrived and prescribed some pain-relieving tablets.
a doctor's prescription
▪ Most of these drugs require a doctor's prescription.
a qualified doctor/teacher/accountant etc
▪ After seven years of training, she is now a qualified doctor.
a student teacher/doctor/nurse (=someone who is learning to be a teacher, doctor, or nurse)
▪ Student teachers work alongside qualified teachers to gain classroom experience.
Doctor of Philosophy
family doctor
flying doctor
lady doctor/lawyer etc (=a polite word, which many women find offensive, for a woman doctor, lawyer, etc)
send for the doctor
▪ Get back into bed. I’ll send for the doctor.
spin doctor
▪ White House spin doctors
study to be a doctor/lawyer etc
▪ My brother’s studying to be an accountant.
woman priest/doctor etc (=a priest etc who is a woman)
▪ Ireland’s first woman president
▪ women artists
▪ We have acted to reduce the long hours worked by junior doctors in hospitals.
▪ But many junior doctors are unhappy about what they have seen of the new deal so far.
▪ One was a junior doctor at a London hospital with pale skin and frizzy hair.
▪ Medical students and junior doctors seek it.
▪ A junior hospital doctor was telling Virginia Bottomley of the long hours he worked in casualty.
▪ It seems ironic at a time of mounting concern about the excessive hours of junior hospital doctors.
▪ Firstly, many junior doctors have little understanding of what medical research is all about.
▪ Instead, she quietly went to her local doctor for anti-inflammatory drugs.
▪ A local doctor was summoned while George Pinker, Diana's gynaecologist, travelled from London to visit his royal patient.
▪ The study began in 1991 with volunteers recruited through referrals from local doctors.
▪ The local doctor found traces of arsenic in Martin's system.
▪ Students may register with the University Medical Officer or with a local doctor of their own choice.
▪ There's a local doctor called Frome.
▪ Our local CAA-approved doctor charges the princely sum of £65 for similar services.
▪ The Beans had never had a family doctor.
▪ The change affected clinics that primarily perform abortions as well as family doctors who may do the procedure along with unrelated services.
▪ Do not attempt any diet without consulting your family doctor or specialist.
▪ The jury retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Harold Shipman, the family doctor accused of killing 15 patients.
▪ Lily had suggested to Muriel that they buy a wheelchair and take Rory out, and the family doctor had been enthusiastic.
▪ The services are available from hospitals, clinics and family doctors who have agreed to provide family planning advice.
▪ This section looks at the range of services and how the family doctor service will be run to meet your needs.
▪ We estimated that on an average working day about 650,000 people saw their family doctor and another 300,000 went to the dentist.
▪ There were of course no telephones available to call a doctor and some one usually had to run or ride to call him out.
▪ He laid her on the kitchen table while he called the doctor.
▪ In the end she had to call the doctor out in the middle of the night.
▪ Ellie called her doctor and drove us into town to see him.
▪ Frau Gess telephoned very early in the morning to say that she had just called the doctor.
▪ They had always called on individual doctors.
▪ He called a doctor and they put me to bed.
▪ They were organized into regional groupings to call on individual doctors.
▪ If you are involved in any form of drug misuse consult your doctor.
▪ If no improvement is noticed within three weeks, consult your doctor or homeopath before continuing the treatment.
▪ For further information on safe limits of drinking, please consult your doctor.
▪ Labels on acetaminophen painkillers recommend consulting a doctor if a person has had more than three alcoholic drinks, he said.
▪ During pregnancy women are advised to consult their doctor about appropriate drinking levels.
▪ Please, he says, consult your doctor before you begin any exercise program.
▪ But if you have any doubts consult a doctor.
▪ She called the hospital, but they advised her to consult her doctor on Monday morning.
▪ Some we all use occasionally, like medicine prescribed by a doctor or bought from a chemist.
▪ They were paid a commission based on the drugs prescribed by individual doctors.
▪ Always try a change of diet before giving laxatives, which should always be prescribed by a doctor or nurse.
▪ Take no drugs unless prescribed by a doctor.
▪ A very occasional half tablet might be prescribed by the doctor to restore a habit of good sleep that has been broken.
▪ The pill is prescribed by a doctor.
▪ Rhoda had a nasty pain in her stomach but refused to see a doctor.
▪ Remember to see your doctor before undertaking vitamin therapy.
▪ You had to be nice to see the doctor.
▪ Do you remember the last time you saw the doctor, and for what?
▪ Make sure you go to see your doctor as soon as you suspect you are pregnant.
▪ If your heartburn persists, see your doctor.
▪ I needed the car because I wanted to go and see the doctor.
▪ He saw a medical doctor three days before he died of a heart attack and passed the checkup with flying colors.
▪ Shouldn't you have sent for your own doctor?
▪ They established health clinics in some villages, dug wells in others and send their doctors and nurses into the countryside.
▪ The boy was sent for the doctor.
▪ One day, his grandfather becomes ill, so the young man is sent to bring the doctor.
▪ They have even sent Department of Health doctors around to examine her to see if she is too ill to travel.
▪ They sent Bill for the doctor, but they knew he would not be able to get through to the farm.
▪ I sent for a doctor, who cleaned her wounds.
▪ Of course, I sent ashore for a doctor, and he was able to diagnose the cause of death with certainty.
▪ David decided not to visit the firm's doctor.
▪ We knew nothing of what had become of her since the June morning she and Dad had left to visit the doctor.
▪ The paper also advocated increased charges for the health service and suggested further savings, like charging patients to visit the doctor.
▪ Make a list of all the drugs and take it each time you visit a doctor or pharmacist.
▪ Since the underlying causes remained, the women visited their doctors with increasing frequency.
▪ Meanwhile, Agnes begins to rethink her decision while visiting the handsome doctor in his splendid Venetian mansion.
▪ Even before the blazer, I had very reluctantly decided that the time had come to visit my doctor.
▪ It reopened after students and instructors visited a doctor, and the building was disinfected.
a practising doctor/lawyer/teacher etc
▪ Morwenna Wood a practising doctor is being treated in Oxford's JOhn radcliffe hospital.
▪ "Where's Karen?" "She's at the doctor's."
Doctor, I keep getting a pain in my throat.
▪ I'd like to make an appointment to see Doctor Patel some time this morning.
▪ I made an appointment with Doctor Sangha for next Monday.
▪ I went to see the doctor about my cough but she said there was nothing wrong with me.
▪ She looks very ill - you'd better call a doctor.
▪ Tracy is interested in journalism, but Sarah wants to be a doctor.
▪ A partnership needs to be established between doctors and management with both controlling resources so that they are interdependent.
▪ One of the Peckhams' sons is a poet, another is an environmental consultant, and the third is a doctor.
▪ She further offended doctors by clinging to patently wrong ideas.
▪ The program has been hailed by doctors as a model for other developing countries, where few can afford expensive treatment.
▪ This is a particularly cruel irony because as the 1911 census revealed doctors had the smallest families of all categories of occupations.
▪ Gina gently doctored Clint's injured hand.
▪ Nancy likes to doctor her coffee with a shot of whisky.
▪ Photographs can easily be doctored.
▪ Their liquor has been nicely doctored - gave them an extra ration of ale to celebrate my arrival!
▪ Two other writers were brought in to doctor the script before they finally returned to finish their task.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

doctor \doc"tor\, n. [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]

  1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge; a learned man. [Obs.]

    One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. -- Bacon.

  2. An academical title, originally meaning a man 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.

    By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Will seize the doctor too. -- Shak.

  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. (Zo["o]l.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]

    Doctors' Commons. See under Commons.

    Doctor's stuff, physic, medicine.
    --G. Eliot.

    Doctor fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish of the genus Acanthurus; the surgeon fish; -- so called from a sharp lancetlike spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish. See Surgeon fish.


Dr \Dr.\ n. abbreviation for doctor, a title accorded to a person who holds a doctorate degree from an academic institution, such as a Ph.D. degree or M.D. degree. [abbrev.]

Syn: doctor.

2. a licensed doctor of medicine.

Syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, medico.


Friar \Fri"ar\, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[`e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See Brother.]

  1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz:

    1. Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans.

    2. Augustines.

    3. Dominicans or Black Friars.

    4. White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary.

  2. (Print.) A white or pale patch on a printed page.

  3. (Zo["o]l.) An American fish; the silversides.

    Friar bird (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bird ( Tropidorhynchus corniculatus), having the head destitute of feathers; -- called also coldong, leatherhead, pimlico; poor soldier, and four-o'clock. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus.

    Friar's balsam (Med.), a stimulating application for wounds and ulcers, being an alcoholic solution of benzoin, styrax, tolu balsam, and aloes; compound tincture of benzoin.
    --Brande & C.

    Friar's cap (Bot.), the monkshood.

    Friar's cowl (Bot.), an arumlike plant ( Arisarum vulgare) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.

    Friar's lantern, the ignis fatuus or Will-o'-the-wisp.

    Friar skate (Zo["o]l.), the European white or sharpnosed skate ( Raia alba); -- called also Burton skate, border ray, scad, and doctor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "to confer a degree on," from doctor (n.). Meaning "to treat medically" is from 1712; sense of "alter, disguise, falsify" is from 1774. Related: Doctored; doctoring.


c.1300, "Church father," from Old French doctour, from Medieval Latin doctor "religious teacher, adviser, scholar," in classical Latin "teacher," agent noun from docere "to show, teach, cause to know," originally "make to appear right," causative of decere "be seemly, fitting" (see decent).\n

\nMeaning "holder of highest degree in university" is first found late 14c.; as is that of "medical professional" (replacing native leech (n.2)), though this was not common till late 16c. The transitional stage is exemplified in Chaucer's Doctor of phesike (Latin physica came to be used extensively in Medieval Latin for medicina). Similar usage of the equivalent of doctor is colloquial in most European languages: Italian dottore, French docteur, German doktor, Lithuanian daktaras, though these are typically not the main word in those languages for a medical healer. For similar evolution, see Sanskrit vaidya- "medical doctor," literally "one versed in science." German Arzt, Dutch arts are from Late Latin archiater, from Greek arkhiatros "chief healer," hence "court physician." French médecin is a back-formation from médicine, replacing Old French miege, from Latin medicus.\n\n\n\n\n


n. 1 A physician; a member of the medicine profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctor degree in which case the post-nominal letters are http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/%20Doctor%20of%20Osteopathic%20Medicine, DPM,, DMD, DDS, DPT, DC, in the US or MBBS in the UK. 2 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. 3 A veterinarian; a medical practitioner who treats animals. 4 (non-gloss definition: A nickname for) a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions. 5 (context obsolete English) A teacher; one skilled in a profession or a branch of knowledge; a learned man. 6 (context dated English) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency. 7 A fish, the friar skate. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To act as a medical doctor to. 2 (context transitive English) To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor; to confer a doctorate upon. 3 (context transitive English) To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior. 4 (context transitive English) To genetically alter an extant species. 5 (context transitive English) To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.

  1. v. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: sophisticate, doctor up]

  2. give medical treatment to

  3. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: repair, mend, fix, bushel, furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break]

  1. n. a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor" [syn: doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico]

  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the othodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages" [syn: Doctor of the Church]

  3. children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"

  4. a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics" [syn: Dr.]


Doctor or The Doctor may refer to:

Doctor (Wildstorm)

The Doctor is the name of several fictional characters in the Wildstorm Universe.

Doctor (film)

Doctor is a 1963 Indian Malayalam film, directed by M. S. Mani and produced by HH Ebrahim. The film stars Sathyan, Sheela, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair and T. S. Muthaiah in lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan. The film received a certificate of merit at the National Film Awards.

Doctor (title)

Doctor, as a title, originates from the Latin word of the same spelling and meaning. The word is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docēre 'to teach'. It has been used as an honored academic title for over a millennium in Europe, where it dates back to the rise of the first universities, the earliest of which was the University of Paris. This use spread to the Americas, through its former European colonies, and is now prevalent in most of the world. Contracted "Dr" or "Dr.", it is used as a designation for a person who has obtained a Research Doctorate (i.e. Ph.D., D.P.H., etc.), or clinical doctorate ( M.D., D.D.S., etc.).

Doctor (band)

Doctor is a Canadian rock band founded by vocalist Daniel Greaves, formerly of The Watchmen, and bassist Rob Higgins, formerly of Change of Heart. The duo was joined in studio by guitarist Jamie Edwards and drummer Dan Cornelius to record the band's debut album, High Is As High Gets. This line-up also began touring following the album's release in 2004, with Carmen Lamont occasionally filling in for Edwards on guitar.

Doctor broke up in 2005. Although never confirmed, on the band's website forum page there seemed to be friction between Greaves and Higgins. Higgins was upset with the lack of touring to support the album while Greaves was taking care of personal family issues. Higgins took a verbal shot at Greaves on the forum page for lending his vocal talent to a McDonald's commercial. Greaves fired back that the money for the commercial funded their small tour in Canada for the album's release.

Rob Higgins has since gone on to form another band: Dearly Beloved.

Daniel Greaves has been working on many projects such as movie soundtracks and also appeared on the Neverending White Lights album Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies, lending his vocals to the song "This Longing". He has also appeared with NWL live in concert.

Doctor (film series)

The Doctor film series were developed from a series of comic novels by British physician Richard Gordon covering the antics of a group of young doctors. The early films featured Dirk Bogarde in the lead as Doctor Sparrow and Donald Sinden as Benskin. Later films starred Leslie Phillips.

The films were directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by Betty Box. The films inspired several spin-off television series.

The first film, Doctor in the House, was initiated by Betty Box, who picked up a copy of the book at Crewe during a long rail journey. She saw its possibility as a film, but Box and Ralph Thomas had a job convincing Rank executives that people would go to a film about doctors, and that Bogarde, who up to then had played spivs and World War Two heroes, had sex appeal and could play light comedy. They got a low budget, and were only allowed to use available Rank contract artists.

Doctor (comics)

Doctor, in comics, may refer to the following:

  • The Doctor (Wildstorm), a name given to several characters in the WildStorm universe
  • Doctor (Doctor Who), the main character in a number of comic adventures chiefly in Doctor Who Magazine

It may also refer to:

  • Doctor Alchemy, a DC Comics supervillain and Flash rogue
  • Doctor Angst, a Marvel Comics character and leader of the Band of the Bland
  • Doctor Bedlam,a DC Comics supervillain and part of Jack Kirby's Fourth World
  • Doctor Cyber, a DC Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Death (comics), a DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Batman
  • Doctor Decibel, a Marvel Comics character
  • Doctor Destiny, a DC Comics villain
  • Doctor Doom, a Marvel Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Doomsday, an Amalgam Comics character
  • Doctor Druid, a Marvel Comics hero
  • Doctor Eclipse, a Valiant Comics character
  • Doctor Fang, a DC Comics character
  • Doctor Faustus (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain associated with Captain America
  • Doctor Fate, a DC Comics sorcerer
  • Doctor Gorpon, a Malibu Comics character
  • Doctor Impossible, a DC Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Light, a number of comics characters of a similar name
  • Doctor McNinja from The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
  • Doctor Manhattan, a DC Comics character from Watchmen
  • Doctor Mid-Nite, a DC Comics hero
  • Doctor Mirage, a Valiant Comics character
  • Doctor Mist, a DC Comics superhero
  • Doctor Moon, a DC Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Nemesis, two Marvel Comics characters: Dr. James Bradley, a scientist and co-inventor of the original Human Torch and Michael Stockton, a scientist who used Pym particles
  • Doctor Occult, a DC Comics character
  • Doctor Octopus, a Marvel Comics supervillain, known as an enemy of Spider-Man
  • Doctor Phosphorus, a DC Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Polaris, a DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Green Lantern
  • Doctor Psycho, a DC Comics supervillain and enemy of Wonder Woman who went on to become a core member of the Secret Society of Supervillains
  • Doctor Shocker, a DC Comics supervillain and member of the 1000
  • Doctor Sivana, a Fawcett and DC comics supervillain
  • Doctor Spectro, a Charlton and DC comics supervillain
  • Doctor Spectrum, a number of different Marvel Comics characters
  • Doctor Strange, a Marvel Comics hero
  • Doctor Sun, a Marvel Comics supervillain
  • Doctor Thirteen, a DC Comics character
  • Doctor Tomorrow, an Acclaim Comics series and a character in the game Freedom City
  • Doctor Vault, a Marvel Comics character
  • Doctor X (comics), a Nedor Comics character who returned in Terra Obscura
  • Doctor Zodiac, a DC Comics character from World's Finest Comics

Doc in comics may refer to:

  • Doc (comics), a member of the Omega Men
  • Doc (G.I. Joe), a G.I. Joe character who has appeared in the comic book spin-offs
  • Doc Samson, a Marvel Comics character
  • Doc Savage, a character who has appeared in a number of comics
  • Doc Strange, a Nedor Comics character who reappeared in Terra Obscura

Usage examples of "doctor".

NARAL Pro-Choice America even decided not to oppose a bill that would require doctors to anesthetize babies being aborted after the twentieth week of pregnancy, called the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

When Miss Wu asked what the medication was, the doctor replied that it was made from abortus, as it is called there, and placenta, and that it was very good for the skin.

She stated the only reason she went to the doctor was due to the abrasions on her knee getting infected.

I can be your doctor, and you ought to know that your accepting my treatment would make me happy.

Often those addicted turned out to be not only doctors and dentists but their wives, too.

The outlets I depend on, use for survival and have become addicted to are gone, replaced by Doctors and Nurses and Counselors and Rules and Regulations and Pills and Lectures and Mandatory Meals and Jobs in the morning and none of them do a fucking thing for me.

There was really no indication of a micro adenoma from those numbers, she said, not enough to even warrant doing an MRI, although, again, I could talk over treatment with my doctor.

The reader who desires to know more about this oracular divinity, may consult the said doctor Alcofribas Nasier, who will usher him into the adytum through the medium of the high priestess Bacbuc.

The aeronaut, his brow adorned with sticking-plaster, was sitting in a chair by the table, while the doctor was bandaging his splinted forearm.

Sirius could now travel far afield and doctor sick sheep without Pugh having to accompany him.

The doctor did not move it, as Ager had been afraid he would do, but he retreated and talked to the other two again.

There is no cure for the ailment that has so suddenly come over me and my doctor tells me that I have, at most, a few months more to live.

But Doctor Morris saved her as he had saved many mothers, and we were both to look with joy and pride on the most perfect specimen of alate babyhood.

Another similarity with the White Album was the constant presence of Yoko Ono, even more conspicuous this time because she and John had been involved in a motoring accident in Scotland and she was ordered to bed by her doctors.

Well, did you know, Doctor, that the bone-cells though particularly the alveolar or tooth-process cells of the three races, Negro, Chinese and White man, show themselves to be shaped differently when viewed in the hyper-microscope?