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"doctor" in American English

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doctornoun [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

doctorverb [T]

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

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







"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 medical degree whose job is to treat people 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/
(Definition of doctor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doctor" in Business English

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doctornoun [C]

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

doctorverb [T]

uk   /ˈdɒktər/ us  
to change a document in order to deceive people: 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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