Meaning of “doctor” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈdɒktər/
Extra Examples
You ought to see a doctor.I've made an appointment with the doctor.Did you get the doctor to look at your knee?He's recently qualified as a doctor.She was examined by a doctor.

A1 [ C ] a person whose job is to treat people who have an illness or injury:

I have to go to the doctor's for a check-up.
He went back to see Doctor Jones when the pain got worse.
Is it serious, Doctor?
Doctor of Philosophy/Divinity, etc

someone who has the most advanced type of qualification from a university:

a Doctor of Philosophy
→ See also spin doctor

(Definition of “doctor noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)