Meaning of “doctor” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈdɒktər/

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)