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Definition of DOCTOR

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Friar \Fri"ar\, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[`e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.]
     1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans.} {(b) Augustines}. {(c) Dominicans or Black Friars.} {(d) White Friars or Carmelites.} See these names in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Print.) A white or pale patch on a printed page. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Zool.) An American fish; the silversides.
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     {Friar bird} (Zool.), an Australian bird ({Tropidorhynchus corniculatus}), having the head destitute of feathers; -- called also {coldong}, {leatherhead}, {pimlico}; {poor soldier}, and {four-o'clock}. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus.

     {Friar's balsam} (Med.), a stimulating application for wounds and ulcers, being an alcoholic solution of benzoin, styrax, tolu balsam, and aloes; compound tincture of benzoin. --Brande & C.

     {Friar's cap} (Bot.), the monkshood.

     {Friar's cowl} (Bot.), an arumlike plant ({Arisarum vulgare}) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.

     {Friar's lantern}, the ignis fatuus or Will-o'-the-wisp.
        --Milton.

     {Friar skate} (Zool.), the European white or sharpnosed skate ({Raia alba}); -- called also {Burton skate}, {border ray}, {scad}, and {doctor}. [1913 Webster]

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doctor \doc"tor\, n. [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See {Docile}.]
     1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge; a learned man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. -- Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician. [1913 Webster]

              By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Will seize the doctor too.            -- Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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}. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Zool.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]
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     {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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Doctor \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.] [1913 Webster]

     2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor. [1913 Webster]

     3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Doctor \Doc"tor\, v. i.
     To practice physic. [Colloq.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dr \Dr.\ n.
     abbreviation for {doctor}, a title accorded to a person who holds a doctorate degree from an academic institution, such as a Ph.D. degree or M.D. degree. [abbrev.]

     Syn: doctor.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     2. a licensed doctor of medicine.

     Syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, medico.
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

225 Moby Thesaurus words for "doctor":
     Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, abecedarian, abet, adulterate, aid, allopath, allopathist, alter, assist, attend, attending physician, authority, avail, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bachelor, bail out, bandage, bastardize, bathe, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, bones, care for, certified teacher, change, cobble, cobbler, comfort, commission, condition, contaminate, cook, coroner, corrupt, country doctor, croaker, cure, cut, darn, debase, degree, denaturalize, denature, diagnose, dilute, disguise, do good, do up, doc, docent, doctor up, doctorate, dominie, don, drug, ease, educationist, educator, elder, elder statesman, fake, falsify, family doctor, favor, fellow, fix, fix up, fixer, flux, fortify, general practitioner, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give care to, give help, great soul, guide, guru, heal, help, house physician, illuminate, instructor, intellect, intellectual, intern, juggle, lace, leech, lend a hand, lend one aid, little Miss Fixit, load, lover of wisdom, maestro, mahatma, maintenance man, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, manipulate, massage, master, mastermind, mechanic, mechanician, medic, medical, medical attendant, medical examiner, medical man, medical practitioner, medicate, medico, melamed, mend, mender, mentor, minister to, modify, mullah, nurse, operate on, oracle, overhaul, pack, pandit, patch, patch up, pedagogist, pedagogue, philosopher, physic, physician, physician in ordinary, plant, plaster, poison, pollute, poultice, preceptor, professor, proffer aid, protect, pundit, purge, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape, rabbi, rally, ready, rebuild, recap, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, redeem, relieve, remedy, render assistance, renovator, repair, repairer, repairman, rescue, resident, resident physician, restore, restorer, resuscitate, retouch, retread, revamp, revive, rig, rishi, rub, sage, salt, sapient, savant, save, sawbones, scholar, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, seer, service, serviceman, set to rights, set up, sew up, sophisticate, spike, splint, stack, starets, strap, succor, take in tow, take medicine, take the cure, tamper with, teacher, thinker, tinker, tinker up, treat, trouble man, troubleshooter, undergo treatment, water, water down, weight, wise man, wise old man


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