The Doctor is the title character in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and has also featured in two cinema feature films and one made-for-television film, as well as a vast range of spin-off novels, audio dramas and comic strips connected to the series.

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  1. A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctor degree in which case the post-nominal letters are , DPM, , DMD, DDS, DPT, DC, in the US or MBBS in the UK.
    If you still feel unwell tomorrow, see your doctor.
  2. A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.
  3. A veterinarian; a medical practitioner who treats animals.
  4. a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.
  5. A teacher; one skilled in a profession or a branch of knowledge; a learned man.
  6. Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency.
    the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous colouring matter
    the doctor, or auxiliary engine, also called "donkey engine"
  7. A fish, the friar skate.


  1. To act as a medical doctor to.
    Her children doctored her back to health.
  2. To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor; to confer a doctorate upon.
  3. To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.
    They doctored their apple trees by vigorous pruning, and now the dwarfed trees are easier to pick.
    We may legally doctor a pet to reduce its libido.
  4. To genetically alter an extant species.
    ''Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.
  5. To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.
    To doctor the signature of an instrument with intent to defraud is an example of forgery.

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