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 for Doctor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. (Print.) A white or pale patch on a printed page.
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     3. (Zool.) An American fish; the silversides.
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     Friar bird (Zool.), 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">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.
     Friar skate (Zool.), the European white or sharpnosed skate
        ({Raia alba); -- called also Burton skate, border
        ray, scad, and doctor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; a learned man. [Obs.]
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              One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. --
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     2. An academical title, originally meaning a man 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.
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     3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the
        medical profession; a physician.
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              By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death
              Will seize the doctor too.            -- Shak.
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     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.
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     5. (Zool.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Doctors' Commons. See under Commons.
     Doctor's stuff, physic, medicine. --G. Eliot.
     Doctor fish (Zool.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
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     3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to
        falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to
        doctor whisky. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Doctor \Doc"tor\, v. i.
     To practice physic. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dr \Dr.\ n.
     abbreviation for doctor, a title accorded to a person who
     holds a doctorate degree from an academic institution, such
     as a Ph.D. degree or M.D. degree. [abbrev.]
     Syn: doctor.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. a licensed doctor of medicine.
     Syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD, medico.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to
           see my doctor" [syn: doctor, doc, physician, MD,
           Dr., medico]
      2: (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who
         distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their
         theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly
         influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
         [syn: Doctor of the Church, Doctor]
      3: children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and
         pretend they are at the physician's office; "the children
         explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
      4: a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an
         academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in
         physics" [syn: doctor, Dr.]
      v 1: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
           "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn:
           sophisticate, doctor, doctor up]
      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, doctor,
         furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break, bust]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  225 Moby Thesaurus words for "doctor":
     Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, abecedarian, abet, adulterate, aid,
     allopath, allopathist, alter, assist, attend, attending physician,
     authority, avail, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bachelor, bail out,
     bandage, bastardize, bathe, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, bones,
     care for, certified teacher, change, cobble, cobbler, comfort,
     commission, condition, contaminate, cook, coroner, corrupt,
     country doctor, croaker, cure, cut, darn, debase, degree,
     denaturalize, denature, diagnose, dilute, disguise, do good, do up,
     doc, docent, doctor up, doctorate, dominie, don, drug, ease,
     educationist, educator, elder, elder statesman, fake, falsify,
     family doctor, favor, fellow, fix, fix up, fixer, flux, fortify,
     general practitioner, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift,
     give care to, give help, great soul, guide, guru, heal, help,
     house physician, illuminate, instructor, intellect, intellectual,
     intern, juggle, lace, leech, lend a hand, lend one aid,
     little Miss Fixit, load, lover of wisdom, maestro, mahatma,
     maintenance man, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin,
     manipulate, massage, master, mastermind, mechanic, mechanician,
     medic, medical, medical attendant, medical examiner, medical man,
     medical practitioner, medicate, medico, melamed, mend, mender,
     mentor, minister to, modify, mullah, nurse, operate on, oracle,
     overhaul, pack, pandit, patch, patch up, pedagogist, pedagogue,
     philosopher, physic, physician, physician in ordinary, plant,
     plaster, poison, pollute, poultice, preceptor, professor,
     proffer aid, protect, pundit, purge, put in commission,
     put in order, put in repair, put in shape, rabbi, rally, ready,
     rebuild, recap, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, redeem, relieve,
     remedy, render assistance, renovator, repair, repairer, repairman,
     rescue, resident, resident physician, restore, restorer,
     resuscitate, retouch, retread, revamp, revive, rig, rishi, rub,
     sage, salt, sapient, savant, save, sawbones, scholar, schoolkeeper,
     schoolmaster, schoolteacher, seer, service, serviceman,
     set to rights, set up, sew up, sophisticate, spike, splint, stack,
     starets, strap, succor, take in tow, take medicine, take the cure,
     tamper with, teacher, thinker, tinker, tinker up, treat,
     trouble man, troubleshooter, undergo treatment, water, water down,
     weight, wise man, wise old man

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (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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