Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “surgery”

surgery

noun uk   /ˈsɜː.dʒər.i/ us    /ˈsɝː.dʒɚ-/

surgery noun (MEDICAL OPERATION)

B2 [U] the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part: The patient had/underwent surgery on his heart. He made a good recovery after surgery to remove a brain tumour.

surgery noun (ADVICE)

B2 [C or U] UK (US office) a place where you can go to ask advice from or receive treatment from a doctor or dentist: If you come to the surgery at 10.30, the doctor will see you then. On Saturday mornings, surgery (= the fixed period of opening of the place where you can go to see your doctor) is from 9.00 to 12.00. [C] the regular period of time when a person can visit their Member of Parliament to ask advice: Our MP holds a weekly surgery on Friday mornings.
(Definition of surgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of surgery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “surgery” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More