Doctor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːktər|  American pronunciation of the word doctor
Brit.  |ˈdɒktə|  British pronunciation of the word doctor


- a licensed medical practitioner(syn: doc, dr., md, medico, physician)
- (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
- children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
- a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution(syn: dr.)


- alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive (syn: sophisticate)
- give medical treatment to
- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken (syn: bushel, fix, mend, repair, restore)


He needed medicine but refused to go to a doctor.

She was under doctor's orders not to return to work.

I saw her at the doctor's last week.

How long will you be at the doctor?

Most of the faculty members at this college are doctors in their fields.

Dr. Smith, can you explain the exam requirements again?

They were accused of doctoring the company's financial records.

A doctored photo of the actress

I think somebody doctored the punch.

He had time to doctor his wounds.

She doctored the sick child until the physician arrived.

They doctored the play to suit the audience.

He was accused of doctoring the election returns.

This wine tastes as if it's been doctored up.

She was treated by her local doctor.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: doctor
he/she/it: doctors
present participle: doctoring
past tense: doctored
past participle: doctored
singular: doctor
plural: doctors
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