doctor - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “doctor”

See all translations

doctor

noun [C]  us   /ˈdɑk·tər/ (abbreviation Dr.)

doctor noun [C] (MEDICINE)

a person with a medical degree whose job is to treat people who are ill or injured: This health plan lets you choose your own doctor.

doctor noun [C] (EDUCATION)

a person who has one of the highest-ranking degrees given by a university

doctor

verb [T]  us   /ˈdɑk·tər/

doctor verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change something in order to deceive people: He claimed the photo had been doctored.
Translations of “doctor”
in Arabic طَبيْب…
in Korean 의사…
in Malaysian tabib, doktor…
in French docteur/-eure…
in Turkish hekim…
in Italian medico, dottore, -essa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學, 醫生,大夫…
in Russian врач…
in Polish lekarz…
in Vietnamese bác sỹ, tiến sỹ…
in Spanish médico, doctor…
in Portuguese médico, -a, doutor…
in Thai แพทย์, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต…
in German der Doktor…
in Catalan metge, -essa…
in Japanese 医者…
in Indonesian dokter, doktor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学, 医生,大夫…
(Definition of doctor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of doctor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “doctor”

Definitions of “doctor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

a game in hand

if a sports team has a game in hand over other teams in a competition, it still has another game to play in which it can gain points

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More