What is the meaning of doctor?


  • A licensed medical practitioner.
    • usage: "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
  • Roman Catholic Church. ( a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching)
    • usage: "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
  • Children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office.
    • usage: "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
  • A person who holds Ph. D. Degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution.
    • usage: "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"


  • Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive.
    • usage: "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
  • Give medical treatment to.
  • Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.
    • usage: "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
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