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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doctor  \Doc"tor\,  n.  [OF.  doctur,  L.  doctor,  teacher,  fr  docere 
  to  teach.  See  {Docile}.] 
  1.  A  teacher;  one  skilled  in  a  profession,  or  branch  of 
  knowledge  learned  man.  [Obs.] 
 
  One  of  the  doctors  of  Italy,  Nicholas  Macciavel  -- 
  Bacon. 
 
  2.  An  academical  title,  originally  meaning  a  men  so  well 
  versed  in  his  department  as  to  be  qualified  to  teach  it 
  Hence:  One  who  has  taken  the  highest  degree  conferred  by  a 
  university  or  college,  or  has  received  a  diploma  of  the 
  highest  degree;  as  a  doctor  of  divinity,  of  law,  of 
  medicine,  of  music,  or  of  philosophy.  Such  diplomas  may 
  confer  an  honorary  title  only. 
 
  3.  One  duly  licensed  to  practice  medicine;  a  member  of  the 
  medical  profession;  a  physician. 
 
  By  medicine  life  may  be  prolonged,  yet  death  Will 
  seize  the  doctor  too  --  Shak. 
 
  4.  Any  mechanical  contrivance  intended  to  remedy  a  difficulty 
  or  serve  some  purpose  in  an  exigency;  as  the  doctor  of  a 
  calico-printing  machine,  which  is  a  knife  to  remove 
  superfluous  coloring  matter;  the  doctor,  or  auxiliary 
  engine,  called  also  {donkey  engine}. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  friar  skate.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Doctors'  Commons}.  See  under  {Commons}. 
 
  {Doctor's  stuff},  physic,  medicine.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  {Doctor  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  fish  of  the  genus  {Acanthurus}; 
  the  surgeon  fish;  --  so  called  from  a  sharp  lancetlike 
  spine  on  each  side  of  the  tail.  Also  called  {barber  fish}. 
  See  {Surgeon  fish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doctor  \Doc"tor\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doctored};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Doctoring}.] 
  1.  To  treat  as  a  physician  does  to  apply  remedies  to  to 
  repair;  as  to  doctor  a  sick  man  or  a  broken  cart. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  2.  To  confer  a  doctorate  upon  to  make  a  doctor. 
 
  3.  To  tamper  with  and  arrange  for  one's  own  purposes;  to 
  falsify;  to  adulterate;  as  to  doctor  election  returns;  to 
  doctor  whisky.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doctor  \Doc"tor\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  physic.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Friar  \Fri"ar\,  n.  [OR.  frere,  F.  fr[`e]re  brother,  friar,  fr 
  L.  frater  brother.  See  {Brother}.] 
  1.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  brother  or  member  of  any  religious  order 
  but  especially  of  one  of  the  four  mendicant  orders  viz: 
  {(a)  Minors,  Gray  Friars,  or  Franciscans.}  {(b) 
  Augustines}.  {(c)  Dominicans  or  Black  Friars.}  {(d)  White 
  Friars  or  Carmelites.}  See  these  names  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  white  or  pale  patch  on  a  printed  page. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  American  fish;  the  silversides. 
 
  {Friar  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Australian  bird  ({Tropidorhynchus 
  corniculatus}),  having  the  head  destitute  of  feathers;  -- 
  called  also  {coldong},  {leatherhead},  {pimlico};  {poor 
  soldier},  and  {four-o'clock}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  several  other  species  of  the  same  genus. 
 
  {Friar's  balsam}  (Med.),  a  stimulating  application  for  wounds 
  and  ulcers,  being  an  alcoholic  solution  of  benzoin, 
  styrax,  tolu  balsam,  and  aloes;  compound  tincture  of 
  benzoin.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Friar's  cap}  (Bot.),  the  monkshood. 
 
  {Friar's  cowl}  (Bot.),  an  arumlike  plant  ({Arisarum  vulgare}) 
  with  a  spathe  or  involucral  leaf  resembling  a  cowl. 
 
  {Friar's  lantern},  the  ignis  fatuus  or  Will-o'-the-wisp. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Friar  skate}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  white  or  sharpnosed 
  skate  ({Raia  alba});  --  called  also  {Burton  skate}, 
  {border  ray},  {scad},  and  {doctor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doctor 
  n  1:  a  licensed  medical  practitioner;  "I  felt  so  bad  I  went  to 
  see  my  doctor"  [syn:  {doc},  {physician},  {MD},  {Dr.},  {medico}] 
  2:  a  leading  theologian  in  the  history  of  the  Roman  Catholic 
  Church;  "the  Doctors  of  the  Church  greatly  influenced 
  Christian  thought  down  to  the  late  Middle  Ages"  [syn:  {Doctor}, 
  {Doctor  of  the  Church}] 
  3:  children  take  the  roles  of  doctor  or  patient  or  nurse  and 
  pretend  they  are  at  the  doctor's  office;  "the  children 
  explored  each  other's  bodies  by  playing  the  game  of 
  doctor" 
  4:  a  person  who  holds  Ph.D.  degree  from  an  academic 
  institution;  "she  is  a  doctor  of  philosophy  in  physics" 
  [syn:  {Dr.}] 
  v  1:  alter  with  the  intention  to  deceive;  Sophisticate  rose  water 
  with  geraniol"  [syn:  {sophisticate},  {doctor  up},  {adulterate}] 
  2:  give  medical  treatment  to 
  3:  restore  by  replacing  a  part  or  putting  together  what  is 
  torn  or  broken;  "She  repaired  her  TV  set";  "Repair  my 
  shoes  please"  [syn:  {repair},  {mend},  {fix},  {bushel},  {furbish 
  up},  {restore},  {touch  on}]  [ant:  {break}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Doctor 
  (Luke  2:46;  5:17;  Acts  5:34),  a  teacher.  The  Jewish  doctors 
  taught  and  disputed  in  synagogues,  or  wherever  they  could  find 
  an  audience.  Their  disciples  were  allowed  to  propose  to  them 
  questions.  They  assumed  the  office  without  any  appointment  to 
  it  The  doctors  of  the  law  were  principally  of  the  sect  of  the 
  Pharisees.  Schools  were  established  after  the  destruction  of 
  Jerusalem  at  Babylon  and  Tiberias,  in  which  academical  degrees 
  were  conferred  on  those  who  passed  a  certain  examination.  Those 
  of  the  school  of  Tiberias  were  called  by  the  title  "rabbi,"  and 
  those  of  Babylon  by  that  of  "master." 
 




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