Know Your Next Word : doctor
19. doctor :
verb & noun :
1. a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian
2. a person who has been awarded a doctor's degree
3. an eminent scholar and teacher
4. to give medical treatment to
He is a Doctor of Philosophy.
He feels he can doctor himself for just a common cold.
He doctored the birthdate on his passport.
He doctors people.
He did his undergraduate work in the U.S. and was doctored at Oxford.
doctored the evidence
She was able to doctor the chipped vase with a little plastic cement.
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