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Definition 1: children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office - [noun denoting act]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(doctor is a kind of ...) activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

"Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

Definition 2: a licensed medical practitioner - [noun denoting person]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Synonyms for doctor in the sense of this definition

(doctor is a kind of ...) someone who practices medicine

(... is a kind of doctor ) a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies

(... is a kind of doctor ) a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician who specializes in surgery

(... is a kind of doctor ) practices one branch of medicine

(... is a kind of doctor ) an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice

(... is a kind of doctor ) the physician who provides primary care

"the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system"

(... is a kind of doctor ) an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital

"the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital"

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician who specializes in angiology

(... is a kind of doctor ) a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

(... is a kind of doctor ) a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses

(... is a kind of doctor ) a Muslim physician

(... is an instance of doctor) United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)

(... is an instance of doctor) United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)

(... is an instance of doctor) Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)

(... is an instance of doctor) Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)

(... is an instance of doctor) Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)

(... is an instance of doctor) British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)

(... is an instance of doctor) physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

(... is an instance of doctor) French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)

(... is an instance of doctor) United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)

(... is an instance of doctor) Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician (1624-1689)

(... is an instance of doctor) Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)

(... is an instance of doctor) Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)

(... is an instance of doctor) Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)

(... is an instance of doctor) Persian physician and influential philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)

(... is an instance of doctor) Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)

(... is an instance of doctor) Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)

(... is an instance of doctor) Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)

(... is an instance of doctor) United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

(... is an instance of doctor) Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)

(... is an instance of doctor) French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)

(... is an instance of doctor) English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)

(... is an instance of doctor) English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)

(... is an instance of doctor) United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea

(... is a member of doctor) the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient

Definition 3: a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution - [noun denoting person]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is a doctor of philosophy in physics

Synonyms for doctor in the sense of this definition

(doctor is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

Definition 4: (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching - [noun denoting person]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for doctor in the sense of this definition

(doctor is a kind of ...) someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)

(... is an instance of doctor) Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)

(... is an instance of doctor) (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)

(doctor belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 5: give medical treatment to - [verb of body]

(doctor is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(... is a kind of doctor ) provide veterinary care for

(doctor belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 6: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive - [verb of change]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sophisticate rose water with geraniol

Synonyms for doctor in the sense of this definition

(doctor is a kind of ...) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

"adulterate liquor"

Definition 7: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken - [verb of change]

Samples where doctor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She repaired her TV set
  • Repair my shoes please

Synonyms for doctor in the sense of this definition

(doctor is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of doctor ) put a new heel on

"heel shoes"

(... is a kind of doctor ) provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

"revamp my old boots"

(... is a kind of doctor ) put a new sole on

"sole the shoes"

(... is a kind of doctor ) mend by putting a patch on

"patch a hole"

(... is a kind of doctor ) solve problems

"He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"

(... is a kind of doctor ) repair the joints of bricks

"point a chimney"

(... is a kind of doctor ) repair or mend

"cobble shoes"

(... is a kind of doctor ) repair by adding pieces

"She pieced the china cup"

(... is a kind of doctor ) plug with a substance

"fill a cavity"

(... is a kind of doctor ) try to fix or mend

"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right" "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

(... is a kind of doctor ) repair by sewing

"darn socks"

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