a person or thing that heals.

Origin of healer

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at heal, -er1
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Contemporary Examples of healer

Historical Examples of healer

  • Nature meant him to be a healer; for he brightens up a sick room as he did the Merton station when first I set eyes upon him.

  • The Healer lit a candle, took his sealing-wax, and set to work.

    The City Curious

    Jean de Bosschre

  • She should be the helper and healer in this battered old world.

    The Lamp of Fate

    Margaret Pedler

  • Likewise he is a healer in a mighty storm or in the time of storm.

  • From remote antiquity the fee of the healer has been regarded as a voluntary offering for services gratuitously rendered.

    A Book about Doctors

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

Word Origin and History for healer

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper