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I was very much into science when I was young - I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a doctor, and then something else, I was always changing.
Freema Agyeman

Meaning of "doctor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DOCTOR

From Latin: teacher, from docēre to teach.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DOCTOR

doctor  [ˈdɒktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOCTOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Doctor is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb doctor in English.

WHAT DOES DOCTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of doctor in the English dictionary

The first definition of doctor in the dictionary is a person licensed to practise medicine. Other definition of doctor is a person who has been awarded a higher academic degree in any field of knowledge. Doctor is also a person licensed to practise dentistry or veterinary medicine.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DOCTOR

PRESENT

Present
I doctor
you doctor
he/she/it doctors
we doctor
you doctor
they doctor
Present continuous
I am doctoring
you are doctoring
he/she/it is doctoring
we are doctoring
you are doctoring
they are doctoring
Present perfect
I have doctored
you have doctored
he/she/it has doctored
we have doctored
you have doctored
they have doctored
Present perfect continuous
I have been doctoring
you have been doctoring
he/she/it has been doctoring
we have been doctoring
you have been doctoring
they have been doctoring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I doctored
you doctored
he/she/it doctored
we doctored
you doctored
they doctored
Past continuous
I was doctoring
you were doctoring
he/she/it was doctoring
we were doctoring
you were doctoring
they were doctoring
Past perfect
I had doctored
you had doctored
he/she/it had doctored
we had doctored
you had doctored
they had doctored
Past perfect continuous
I had been doctoring
you had been doctoring
he/she/it had been doctoring
we had been doctoring
you had been doctoring
they had been doctoring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will doctor
you will doctor
he/she/it will doctor
we will doctor
you will doctor
they will doctor
Future continuous
I will be doctoring
you will be doctoring
he/she/it will be doctoring
we will be doctoring
you will be doctoring
they will be doctoring
Future perfect
I will have doctored
you will have doctored
he/she/it will have doctored
we will have doctored
you will have doctored
they will have doctored
Future perfect continuous
I will have been doctoring
you will have been doctoring
he/she/it will have been doctoring
we will have been doctoring
you will have been doctoring
they will have been doctoring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would doctor
you would doctor
he/she/it would doctor
we would doctor
you would doctor
they would doctor
Conditional continuous
I would be doctoring
you would be doctoring
he/she/it would be doctoring
we would be doctoring
you would be doctoring
they would be doctoring
Conditional perfect
I would have doctor
you would have doctor
he/she/it would have doctor
we would have doctor
you would have doctor
they would have doctor
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been doctoring
you would have been doctoring
he/she/it would have been doctoring
we would have been doctoring
you would have been doctoring
they would have been doctoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you doctor
we let´s doctor
you doctor
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to doctor
Past participle
doctored
Present Participle
doctoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOCTOR


acta
ˈæktə
actor
ˈæktə
character
ˈkærɪktə
collector
kəˈlɛktə
concocter
kənˈkɒktə
concoctor
kənˈkɒktə
connecter
kəˈnɛktə
contractor
ˈkɒntræktə
director
dɪˈrɛktə
factor
ˈfæktə
horse-doctor
ˈhɔːsˌdɒktə
nondoctor
ˌnɒnˈdɒktə
octa
ˈɒktə
okta
ˈɒktə
paradoctor
ˌpærəˈdɒktə
proctor
ˈprɒktə
proproctor
prəʊˈprɒktə
sector
ˈsɛktə
vector
ˈvɛktə
victor
ˈvɪktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOCTOR

doco
Doctor Martens
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of the Church
Doctor´s Commons
doctor´s degree
doctoral
doctoral dissertation
doctoral thesis
doctorand
doctorate
doctoress
doctorial
doctoring
doctorless
doctorly
doctorship
doctrinaire
doctrinairism
doctrinal

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOCTOR

Angelic Doctor
barefoot doctor
Cape doctor
company doctor
eye doctor
family doctor
flying doctor
go for the doctor
hospital doctor
house doctor
instructor
junior doctor
lady doctor
medical doctor
panel doctor
quack doctor
Queen´s proctor
saw doctor
spin doctor
witch doctor
woman doctor

Synonyms and antonyms of doctor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DOCTOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «doctor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of doctor

Translation of «doctor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOCTOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

医生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

médico
570 millions of speakers

English

doctor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकित्सक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَبِيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

врач
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

médico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাক্তার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

docteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

doktor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Arzt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

医者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhokter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bác sĩ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மருத்துவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डॉक्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doktor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dottore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lekarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лікар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

doctor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιατρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dokter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

läkare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lege
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of doctor

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCTOR»

The term «doctor» is very widely used and occupies the 2.403 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCTOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «doctor» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «doctor» 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 doctor

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DOCTOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word doctor.
1
Freema Agyeman
I was very much into science when I was young - I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a doctor, and then something else, I was always changing.
2
Louie Anderson
I really try to have fun. If I don't have fun, you won't have fun. That's what my gift is: to relieve people from a little of the pain and comfort in their lives by allowing my comedy to distract them. A good laugh is almost as good as any doctor visit.
3
Kate Ashfield
I always wanted to be a doctor and go to art school, but I thought I'd regret it if I didn't act.
4
Jim Bakker
I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me.
5
John Barrasso
I have to tell you as a doctor, 25 years of practice, not as a politician using talking points, as somebody who has taken care of Medicare patients, we can make it a lot better.
6
Ami Bera
As a doctor, I've learned the importance and value of listening.
7
Erma Bombeck
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
8
Norman Cousins
It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
9
Elliot Cowan
Even though momentarily I thought about being a doctor, I was always involved in theatre and did a drama degree. I just didn't have the guts to go, 'Yes, I'm going to be an actor,' until I was probably 21.
10
Roald Dahl
Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOCTOR»

Discover the use of doctor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to doctor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works
Dr. Saul explodes the myth that an army of medical specialists and medications is necessary to maintain good health.
Andrew W. Saul, 2003
2
The Humanism of Doctor Who: A Critical Study in Science ...
Though created as a family program, the series has dramatized serious themes in philosophy, science, religion, and politics"--Provided by publisher.
David Layton, 2012
3
Doctor Who
An exciting new series of writing on television. The much loved Doctor Who is definitive British TV and this book examines the oustanding stories and major themes of this long running TV classic.
Kim Newman, 2005
4
Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and ...
Doctor Dealer is the story of Larry Lavin, a bright, charismatic young man who rose from his working-class upbringing to win a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, earn Ivy League college and dental degrees, and buy his family a ...
Mark Bowden, 2007
5
The Doctor Stories
Gathers poems, a selection from the author's autobiography, and a dozen stories about doctors, patients, errors in judgement, and breakthroughs
William Carlos Williams, Robert Coles, 1984
6
Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, ...
"Becoming a Doctor" portrays the arc of a doctor's life, from a medical student's first encounter with a cadaver to an intern's reliance on dance during a gruelling year in an inner-city hospital and an experienced doctor's ruminations on ...
Lee Gutkind, 2011
7
Doctor
Provides an easy-to-read explanation of what a doctor does.
Jacqueline Laks Gorman, 2002
8
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Nilly and Lisa help eccentric professor Doctor Proctor to develop his latest invention, a powder that makes one fart, making them very popular at school, but someone is planning to steal the industrial-strength formula for evil purposes.
Jo Nesbo, 2010
9
The Silent World of Doctor and Patient
A new Preface outlines changes since the book's publication in 1984.
Jay Katz, 2002
10
Becoming a Good Doctor: The Place of Virtue and Character in ...
This book will appeal to doctors and medical students for its sound application of the venerable tradition of virtue ethics to modern medical practice.
James F. Drane, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOCTOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term doctor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comic Con 2015: New Doctor Who Gameplay from LEGO Dimensions
By Lucy O'BrienHere's a look at Doctor Who in action in Warner Bros.' insane pop culture mash-up, LEGO Dimensions. A new trailer shows the ... «IGN, Jul 15»
2
Doctor Who cast banned GoT spoilers
Peter Capaldi, who plays the Doctor, said: "We had to make sure she didn't give us any GoT spoilers, we didn't want to know anything at all.". «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
The 'Doctor Who' and 'Sherlock' showrunner totally wants to do a …
Fans aren't the only ones who would love to see the Doctor and Sherlock on screen together. "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock" showrunner, writer, ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
4
Doctor stories
As a doctor, it's definitely not good to be seen as a liar. Or to be thought of as callous or cruel. Ethicist Janet Stemwedel writes today about a ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
5
Search expands for missing Grand Chute doctor
Door County authorities expanded their search Wednesday for a missing Grand Chute doctor, conducting both door-to-door and aerial ... «Appleton Post Crescent, Jul 15»
6
Which “Doctor Who” Character Should Be Your BFF?
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
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Utah Doctor Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Ex-Wife's Death
The oldest son of a Utah doctor smiled as he shook hands and hugged friends and family after his father was sentenced Wednesday to 15 ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
8
Cancer doctor prescribed thousands of abnormal chemotherapy …
DETROIT, MI -- An oncology expert's review of medical records for 100 former patients of disgraced cancer doctor Farid Fata revealed ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Doctor who found theater shooter insane returns to stand
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A defense expert who found the Colorado theater shooter insane will return to the stand for a third day to face ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
10
Doctor Who's series 9 finale will be “complicated” and “different”
If you thought you knew what to expect from the Doctor Who series 9 finale, then think again – because apparently it's going to be unlike ... «Radio Times, Jul 15»

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