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doctor

1. a person licensed to practise medicine
2. a person who has been awarded a higher academic degree in any field of knowledge
3. Chiefly US and Canadian a person licensed to practise dentistry or veterinary medicine
4. a title given to any of several of the leading Fathers or theologians in the history of the Christian Church down to the late Middle Ages whose teachings have greatly influenced orthodox Christian thought
5. Angling any of various gaudy artificial flies
6. Archaic a man, esp a teacher, of learning
7. a device used for local repair of electroplated surfaces, consisting of an anode of the plating material embedded in an absorbent material containing the solution

Doctor

 

(doctor blade), a thin blade in the shape of a knife that is part of a machine used for intaglio printing or stenciling. Doctors for intaglio printing are made of steel and are used to remove excess ink from the surface of the printing cylinder. In stenciling, rubber blades are used for spreading and squeezing the thick ink through the openings of the stencil.

What does it mean when you dream about a doctor?

Doctors symbolize healing or the desire for healing, either physically or psychologically. They also represent authority, even the higher self. To someone attuned to alternative medicine, a traditional doctor may also represent mainstream orthodoxy as opposed to natural healing.

doctor

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(meteorology)
A cooling sea breeze in the tropics.

Doctor

(dreams)
Dreaming about a doctor may represent a need for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. Doctors are respected authority figures and we usually follow their advice and guidance in regard to our well being. Depending on your belief system, the doctor in your dream could also represent your higher self or inner guidance. If you are currently experiencing a health problem and doctors are a part of your daily/weekly life, this dream may be symbolic of real life difficulties. However, the dream is most likely based on a past event, a memory, or refers to a current need for healing, rather than a prediction of the future.
References in classic literature ?
The girl and Doctor Reefy began their courtship on a summer afternoon.
The Doctor was summoned in the usual way, and came to breakfast.
But, sitting at work, not far from Doctor Strong, was a very pretty young lady - whom he called Annie, and who was his daughter, I supposed - who got me out of my difficulty by kneeling down to put Doctor Strong's shoes on, and button his gaiters, which she did with great cheerfulness and quickness.
And one day when an old lady with rheumatism came to see the Doctor, she sat on the hedgehog who was sleeping on the sofa and never came to see him any more, but drove every Saturday all the way to Oxenthorpe, another town ten miles off, to see a different doctor.
Because, you see, since I am mutineers' doctor, or prison doctor as I prefer to call it," says Doctor Livesey in his pleasantest way, "I make it a point of honour not to lose a man for King George (God bless him
de Saint-Meran," repeated the doctor, "then Madame de Saint-Meran, -- a double fortune to inherit.
On this the servants looked terribly uneasy, and made a sign to the doctor that they wished him to step outside for a moment.
The doctor experienced some difficulty in guiding his course; he was afraid of being carried toward the east, but, fortunately, a current bore him directly toward the north, and at six o'clock in the evening the balloon alighted on a small desert island in thirty minutes south latitude, and thirty-two degrees fifty-two minutes east longitude, about twenty miles from the shore.
Doctor South was standing in the dining-room with his back to the fireplace.
When a new one comes he is done for in a week," said the doctor with evident satisfaction.
The doctor admitted the fact and invited his visitor to enter.
After several such experiences, he had investigated and decided that Kwaque was sufficiently sick to require a doctor.