A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of
knowledge learned man.
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.
One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the
medical profession; a physician.
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
The friar skate.
To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to
repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to
falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor