doc·tor /ˈdɑktɚ/ 名詞
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. Zool. The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]
Doctors' Commons. See under Commons.
Doctor's stuff, physic, medicine. --G. Eliot.
Doctor fish Zool., 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.
Doc·tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doctored p. pr. & vb. n. Doctoring.]
1. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart. [Colloq.]
2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky. [Slang]
Doc·tor, v. i. To practice physic. [Colloq.]
n 1: 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
4: a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic
institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
v 1: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: sophisticate,
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]
(Luke 2:46; 5:17; Acts 5:34), a teacher. The Jewish doctors
taught and disputed in synagogues, or wherever they could find
an audience. Their disciples were allowed to propose to them
questions. They assumed the office without any appointment to
it. The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the
Pharisees. Schools were established after the destruction of
Jerusalem at Babylon and Tiberias, in which academical degrees
were conferred on those who passed a certain examination. Those
of the school of Tiberias were called by the title "rabbi," and
those of Babylon by that of "master."