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English noun: doctor

1. doctor (person) a licensed medical practitioner

SamplesI felt so bad I went to see my doctor.

Synonymsdoc, Dr., MD, medico, physician

Broader (hypernym)medical man, medical practitioner

Narrower (hyponym)abortionist, allergist, angiologist, extern, gastroenterologist, general practitioner, GP, hakeem, hakim, house physician, houseman, intern, interne, medical extern, medical intern, medical specialist, operating surgeon, primary care physician, quack, resident, resident physician, sawbones, specialist, surgeon, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon

Instance hyponymAbu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina, Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd, Albert Schweitzer, Aletta Jacobs, Anna Howard Shaw, Averroes, Avicenna, Barany, Bartholin, Benjamin Rush, Bruce, Burrill Bernard Crohn, Caspar Bartholin, Christiaan Eijkman, Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier, Crohn, David Bruce, Down, E. A. von Willebrand, Edward Jenner, Eijkman, English Hippocrates, Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Erik von Willebrand, Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot, Fallot, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton Mesmer, George Huntington, Gilbert, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch Kleinfelter, Harvey, Hodgkin, Huntington, ibn-Roshd, ibn-Sina, Jacobs, Jenner, John L. H. Down, Klinefelter, Lozier, Manson, Mesmer, Paracelsus, Peter Mark Roget, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Robert Barany, Roget, Ross, Rush, Schweitzer, Shaw, Simpson, Sir David Bruce, Sir James Young Simpson, Sir Patrick Manson, Sir Ronald Ross, Sydenham, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, Thomas Hodgkin, Thomas Sydenham, von Willebrand, Willebrand, William Gilbert, William Harvey

Member meronymdoctor-patient relation

2. Doctor (person) (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

SamplesThe Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages.

SynonymsDoctor of the Church

Broader (hypernym)theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer

Instance hyponymAmbrose, Aquinas, Athanasius, Athanasius the Great, Augustine, Augustine of Hippo, Baeda, Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Beda, Bede, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Gregory, Gregory, Gregory I, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, Gregory the Great, Hieronymus, Irenaeus, Jerome, John Chrysostom, Saint Ambrose, Saint Athanasius, Saint Augustine, Saint Baeda, Saint Beda, Saint Bede, Saint Gregory I, Saint Irenaeus, Saint Jerome, Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Ambrose, St. Athanasius, St. Augustine, St. Baeda, St. Basil, St. Basil the Great, St. Beda, St. Bede, St. Gregory I, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Irenaeus, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Venerable Bede, Thomas Aquinas

Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

3. doctor (act) children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office

SamplesThe children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor.

Broader (hypernym)child's play, play

4. doctor (person) a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

SamplesShe is a doctor of philosophy in physics.


Broader (hypernym)bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

English verb: doctor

1. doctor (change) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

SamplesSophisticate rose water with geraniol.

Synonymsdoctor up, sophisticate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adulterate, debase, dilute, load, stretch

2. doctor (body) give medical treatment to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

Narrower (hyponym)vet

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

3. doctor (change) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

SamplesShe repaired her TV set.
Repair my shoes please.

Synonymsbushel, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)cobble, darn, fiddle, fill, heel, patch, patch, patch up, piece, point, reheel, repoint, resole, revamp, sole, tinker, trouble-shoot, troubleshoot, vamp

Antonymsbust, break

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