verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of doctor
OTHER WORDS FROM doctor
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH doctordoctor , physician
Example sentences from the Web for doctor
When Simpson’s illness was confirmed by doctors in early 2020, she was said to be in the middle stages of the disease.New York Court Officials Complete Rare Review of Cases Handled by Judge Forced Into Retirement by Dementia|by Joe Sexton|November 20, 2020|ProPublica
Then, before returning to play, these athletes should consult with a doctor to see if heart-imaging tests are needed.Teen athletes with even mild COVID-19 can develop heart problems|Partho Sengupta|November 18, 2020|Science News For Students
This is what happened in the women’s hospitals of the 19th century, when doctors spread puerperal or “childbed” fever from one postpartum woman to another.
After Angevine lost access to oxymorphone, his doctor put him on morphine, but it does not give him the same relief.Patients struggle to access prescription opioids after New York tax drives away suppliers|lbelanger225|November 15, 2020|Fortune
From this, doctors reasoned that the left brain must manage speech and language.Kids use more of the brain than adults do to process language|Diane Lincoln|November 13, 2020|Science News For Students
To help develop it, he hired a doctoral student in philosophy, Larry Sanger, whom he first met in online discussion groups.
Her doctoral thesis, says Ramin Takloo at the University of Illinois, was simply outstanding.Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Unveiled by President Rouhani|IranWire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even Rachel Maddow, who wrote her doctoral thesis on AIDS reform in prisons, seemed surprised by the seemingly magnanimous move.
I help advise Omer, a twenty-eight year old journalist, in his doctoral studies at Rotterdam University.
I'm wrapping up a doctoral degree in the physical sciences and heading to an industrial job in a few months.
Just before the holidays, too, came from the press my doctoral essay about the Neoplatonists.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Excuse me if I take from under you, for a moment, your doctoral chair, and land you on one of the forms of the primary department.
Seize her, or don't seize her, you will listen to me or I will break your doctoral neck!The Jealousy of le Barbouill|Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molire
An old mug may decay, but never flourish; am I not your very mirror, good sir of the doctoral phiz?The Legend of Ulenspiegel|Charles de Coster
A number of French doctoral dissertations by Chinese students deal with Chinese local government.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
British Dictionary definitions for doctor
- to give medical treatment to
- to prescribe for (a disease or disorder)
Derived forms of doctordoctoral or doctorial (dɒkˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for doctor
Medical definitions for doctor
Idioms and Phrases with doctor
see just what the doctor ordered.