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Meaning of "apothecary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APOTHECARY

From Old French apotecaire, from Late Latin apothēcārius warehouseman, from apothēca, from Greek apothēkē storehouse.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APOTHECARY

apothecary  [əˈpɒθɪkərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOTHECARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apothecary is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APOTHECARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

apothecary

Apothecary

Apothecary /əˈpɒθɨkəri/ is a historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons and patients — a role now served by a pharmacist and some caregivers. In addition to pharmacy responsibilities, the apothecary offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. Apothecaries often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of an apothecary may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

Definition of apothecary in the English dictionary

The definition of apothecary in the dictionary is a chemist licensed by the Society of Apothecaries of London to prescribe, prepare, and sell drugs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOTHECARY


bakery
ˈbeɪkərɪ
bibliothecary
ˌbɪblɪˈɒθɪkərɪ
chiccory
ˈtʃɪkərɪ
chicory
ˈtʃɪkərɪ
cookery
ˈkʊkərɪ
fakery
ˈfeɪkərɪ
fikery
ˈfaɪkərɪ
flickery
ˈflɪkərɪ
formicary
ˈfɔːmɪkərɪ
hickory
ˈhɪkərɪ
hypothecary
hɪˈpɒθɪkərɪ
pickery
ˈpɪkərɪ
pothecary
ˈpɒθɪkərɪ
rakery
ˈreɪkərɪ
snickery
ˈsnɪkərɪ
spikery
ˈspaɪkərɪ
Terpsichore
tɜːpˈsɪkərɪ
trickery
ˈtrɪkərɪ
vicary
ˈvɪkərɪ
Zachary
ˈzækərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOTHECARY

apothecaries
apothecaries´ measure
apothecaries´ weight
apothece
apothecia
apothecial
apothecium
apothegm
apothegmatic
apothegmatical
apothegmatist
apothegmatize
apothem
apotheoses
apotheosis
apotheosise
apotheosize
apotropaic
apotropaically
apotropaism

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOTHECARY

anniversary
collared peccary
contemporary
diary
dictionary
elementary
February
Gary
Hungary
January
library
Mary
military
necessary
on the contrary
peccary
piscary
scary
unscary
white-lipped peccary

Synonyms and antonyms of apothecary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «apothecary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APOTHECARY

Find out the translation of apothecary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apothecary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apothecary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

药剂师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

boticario
570 millions of speakers

English

apothecary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अत्तार
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

صيدلية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аптекарь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boticário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঔষধ বিক্রেতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apothicaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apotik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Apotheker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

薬剤師
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약종상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apothecary
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

dược sư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மருந்து தயாரிப்பாளரான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Apothecary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eczacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

farmacista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aptekarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аптекар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

farmacie
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

φαρμακοποιός
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

apteker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

apotekare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

apoteker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apothecary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHECARY»

The term «apothecary» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.537 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHECARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «apothecary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «apothecary» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apothecary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOTHECARY»

Discover the use of apothecary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apothecary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Apothecary
Now the two new friends must uncover the book's secrets in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons.
Maile Meloy, 2012
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The Mystery and Art of the Apothecary
This is a new release of the original 1929 edition.
C. J. S. Thompson, 2013
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The Apothecary's Daughter
Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father's shop and their small village provides.
Julie Klassen, 2009
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Planetary Apothecary
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stephanie Gailing, 2012
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The Home Apothecary: Cold Spring Apothecary's Cookbook of ...
An apothecary is a skilled craftsperson who compounds herbal mixtures that enhance health and beauty.
Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman, 2013
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The Apothecary
BookThug is now pleased to make this text available in a more permanent and pleasing edition.
Lisa Robertson, 1991
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The Apothecary
"Explore the life of a colonial apothecary and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time"--Provided by publisher.
Christine Petersen, 2011
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Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery
A definite tip for tomorrow' Time Out 'Enthralling and evocative ... Candace Robb recreates medieval York with ease' Yorkshire Evening Press Fiction 9780099429760 £7.99
Candace Robb, 2011
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The Apprentices
A magical new adventure, following Maile Meloy’s critically acclaimed novel The Apothecary, with captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.
Maile Meloy, 2013
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The apothecary's daughter
A nobleman and his wife, an apothecary nun, an astronomer-mathematician, an inquisitor, a poet who is both lover and villain, a portraitist, a queen and loyal servants deftly act out a beautiful drama of tantalizing relationships.They take ...
Patricia Schonstein, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APOTHECARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apothecary is used in the context of the following news items.
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PERSEA APOTHECARY
What a thing a beauty this Apothecary line is! Gorgeous cobalt blue bottles illuminate skincare products housed inside. Designed by Savvy ... «The Dieline, Jul 15»
2
Joseph Cornell, Wanderlust, Royal Academy of Arts, review …
He wanted his constructions to have a sentimental character, evoking 17th-century cabinets of curiosities or dusty cupboards in an apothecary's ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Former 'Wolf of Wall Street' vying for state medical marijuana deal
... North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, also has its eye on the action, teaming with Colorado-based Silverpeak Apothecary to apply ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
4
Aspen Ideas Festival: Jury's still out on Colorado's legal pot
Jordan Lewis, founder of Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, participated in an Ideas Festival morning session at the Hotel Jerome and said he ... «Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Jul 15»
5
Brooklyn woman broke into pharmacy, stole drugs, police say
Tiffany N. Bub, 31, was arrested after police received a report of a suspicious person near the Village Apothecary at 31 Market St. at about ... «The Daily Freeman, Jul 15»
6
Classes For The Taking: Week of July 6
Nectar Apothecary, 219 W. Gurley St., Prescott, offers Herbal Product Making, Introductory Herbal and Medicinal Herb classes. 928-455-4565 ... «The Daily Courier, Jul 15»
7
Meet Deschutes Brewery?s Karl Ockert
Ale Apothecary, I'm interested in trying his beers. The DNA of beer in Bend, so much of it comes from Deschutes, so I am quite sure that I'll like ... «Bend Bulletin, Jul 15»
8
Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Door Shakespeare's 'Romeo …
Chorus: Samson, Servingman, Apothecary, Chief Watchman – Matt Deitchman; Gregory, Servingman, Paris' Page, Watchman – Mack Folkert; ... «WeAreGreenBay.com, Jul 15»
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The Midnight Apothecary reveals how to turn your garden into a …
Since 2012, under the moniker of the Midnight Apothecary, Muir has .... Yet come opening time for the Midnight Apothecary cocktail nights, held ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Jane Peyton interview: Britain's Beer Sommelier of the Year on …
The Midnight Apothecary serves up some wild cocktails · How to use up dodgy holiday spirits like ouzo and Aquavit. I wish I could have gone ... «The Independent, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apothecary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apothecary>. Aug 2020 ».
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