- employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession: a consulting physician.
- of, relating to, or used for consultation: a physician's consulting room.
Origin of consulting
- to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from: Consult your lawyer before signing the contract.
- to refer to for information: Consult your dictionary for the spelling of the word.
- to have regard for (a person's interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.
- Obsolete. to meditate, plan, or contrive.
- to consider or deliberate; take counsel; confer (usually followed by with): He consulted with his doctor.
- to give professional or expert advice; serve as consultant.
- a consultation.
- Archaic. a secret meeting, especially one for seditious purposes.
Origin of consult
Examples from the Web for consulting
John C. Beck, now 54 years old and the owner of a consulting firm, then was 23 years old, fresh out of Harvard.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories
September 8, 2014
The state, after consulting families, decided not to attempt a retrial of Michaels.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice
July 12, 2014
Over a period of months, and after consulting with lawyers, Wyden settled on his question.Ron Wyden and Rand Paul, the Senate's NSA-Busting ‘Ben Franklin Caucus’
June 14, 2014
Tolman was temping as a receptionist at a consulting firm for $11 an hour when she first auditioned for Molly.Meet ‘Fargo’ Breakout Star Allison Tolman
April 23, 2014
In his years of consulting work, Kamau has generated an easy equation for investing in art on a budget.Aces High: Where to Buy Affordable Art
February 15, 2014
He was consulting a small note-book, wherein he jotted down some figures.
The officers had come forward to the barricade and were consulting together.
Consulting my atlas to get my bearings I now ventured forth.City of Endless Night
Then she spent months and months in consulting one and another.Fruitfulness
The two sweethearts looked at each other for a few seconds as if consulting.Therese Raquin
- (prenominal) acting in an advisory capacity on professional mattersa consulting engineer
- (when intr, often foll by with) to ask advice from (someone); confer with (someone)
- (tr) to refer to for informationto consult a map
- (tr) to have regard for (a person's feelings, interests, etc) in making decisions or plans; consider
- (intr) to make oneself available to give professional advice, esp at scheduled times and for a fee
Word Origin and History for consulting
1520s, from Middle French consulter (16c.), from Latin consultare "consult, take the advice of," frequentative of consulere "to take counsel, meet and consider" (see consultation). Related: Consulted; consulting.