1BOsomeone who is in charge of official records of births, marriages, and deaths
2an official of a college or university who deals with the running of the college
3MNBritish Englisha hospital doctor who has finished his or her training but is of a lower rank than aconsultant
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.