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

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More