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healer

[hee-ler]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that heals.
  2. faith healer.
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Origin of healer

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at heal, -er1
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Related Words for healer

shaman, physician, therapist, doctor, mender

Examples from the Web for healer

Contemporary Examples of healer

Historical Examples of healer

  • The child recovered immediately, and the idea started that he was a healer.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Trust to Time, the healer, to bring change and forgetfulness.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • This done, she came to the door and opened it, and motioned for the Healer to leave.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker

  • They watched the figure of the Healer growing smaller in the dusty distance.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker

  • The power does not lie in the personality of the healer, nor in the exercise of his will-power.

    The Arena

    Various


Word Origin and History for healer

n.

late Old English, "one who heals," especially "savior, Jesus," agent noun from heal (v.). As "a curative medicine" from late 14c.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper