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doctor

noun
 
 
/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?Occupations and tradesDoctors and health workers generally
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 School and vocational qualifications
Translations of “doctor”
in Arabic طَبيْب…
in Korean 의사…
in Malaysian tabib, doktor…
in French docteur/-eure…
in Turkish hekim…
in Italian medico, dottore, -essa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學, 醫生,大夫…
in Russian врач…
in Polish lekarz…
in Vietnamese bác sỹ, tiến sỹ…
in Spanish médico, doctor…
in Portuguese médico, -a, doutor…
in Thai แพทย์, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต…
in German der Doktor…
in Catalan metge, -essa…
in Japanese 医者…
in Indonesian dokter, doktor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学, 医生,大夫…
(Definition of doctor noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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