1BOsomeone whose job is to give advice on a particular subject:
a management consultant
2British EnglishMNa hospital doctor of a very high rank who has a lot of knowledge about a particular area of medicine
WORD FOCUS: doctor WORD FOCUS: doctor similar words:physicianespecially AmE, GPBritish English, consultant, registrar a doctor who does operations:surgeon a doctor who treats mental illnesses:psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrinkinformal a doctor who treats people's teeth:dentist, orthodontist a doctor who treats animals:vet, veterinarianespecially AmE someone who is training to be a doctor:medical student, internAmerican English the place where you go to see your doctor:surgeryBritish English, officeAmerican English ➔ See alsodoctor
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.