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Meaning of “doctor” in the English Dictionary

"doctor" in British English

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doctornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/  us   /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/
  • doctor noun [C] (MEDICINE)

A1 (written abbreviation Dr) a ​person with a ​medicaldegree whose ​job is to ​treatpeople who are ​ill or ​hurt: The doctor prescribed some ​medication. You should see a doctor about that ​cough. [as form of address] Good ​morning, Doctor Smith/Doctor.the doctor's the ​place where a doctor ​works: He went to the doctor's this ​morning for a ​check-up.

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  • doctor noun [C] (EDUCATION)

(written abbreviation Dr) a ​person who has the ​highest degree (= ​qualification) from a ​college or ​university

doctorverb [T]

uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/  us   /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/
  • doctor verb [T] (ANIMAL)

UK informal to ​remove the ​sexualorgans of an ​animal in ​order to ​prevent it from ​producingyoung
(Definition of doctor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doctor" in American English

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doctornoun [C]

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

a ​person with a ​medicaldegree whose ​job is to ​treatpeople who are ​ill or ​injured: This ​healthplanlets you ​chooseyour own doctor.
  • doctor noun [C] (EDUCATION)

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

doctorverb [T]

 us   /ˈdɑk·tər/
  • doctor verb [T] (CHANGE)

to ​change something in ​order to ​deceivepeople: He ​claimed the ​photo had been doctored.
(Definition of doctor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"doctor" in Business English

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doctornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɒktər/
someone whose ​job is to ​treatpeople who are ill or ​injured: Tell your ​linemanager if you need ​time off to go and see a doctor.

doctorverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈdɒktər/
to ​change a ​document in ​order to ​deceivepeople: They doctored the company's ​balance sheet to make it ​look more ​profitable.
(Definition of doctor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “doctor”
in Korean 의사…
in Arabic طَبيْب…
in Malaysian tabib, doktor…
in French docteur/-eure…
in Russian врач…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學, 醫生,大夫…
in Italian medico, dottore, -essa…
in Turkish hekim…
in Polish lekarz…
in Spanish médico, doctor…
in Vietnamese bác sỹ, tiến sỹ…
in Portuguese médico, -a, doutor…
in Thai แพทย์, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต…
in German der Doktor…
in Catalan metge, -essa…
in Japanese 医者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学, 医生,大夫…
in Indonesian dokter, doktor…
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