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Definition of doctor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (abbreviation Dr.)
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  1. 1a person who has been trained in medical science, whose job is to treat people who are sick or injured You'd better see a doctor about that cough. Doctor Staples (= as a title/form of address)
  2. 2a person who has received the highest university degree a Doctor of Philosophy/Law Doctor Franks (= as a title/form of address)
  3. 3used as a title or form of address for a dentist
  4. Idioms
    just what the doctor ordered (humorous)
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    exactly what someone wants or needs
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: doctor