(Dock"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Docketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Docketing.]
1. To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title
or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and papers. Chesterfield.
2. (Law) (a) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed. (b)
To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
3. To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
(Dock"yard`) n. A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.
(||Doc`o*glos"sa) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a beam + the tongue.] (Zoöl.) An order of gastropods,
including the true limpets, and having the teeth on the odontophore or lingual ribbon.
(Doc"quet) n. & v. See Docket.
(Doc"tor) n. [OF. doctur, L. doctor, teacher, fr. docere to teach. See Docile.]
1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge; a learned man. [Obs.]
One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel.Bacon.
2. An academical title, originally meaning a man so well versed in his department as to be qualified
to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has
received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of
philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.
3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet deathShak.
Will seize the doctor too.
4. Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as,
the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor,
or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.
5. (Zoöl.) The friar skate. [Prov. Eng.]
Doctors' Commons. See under Commons. Doctor's stuff, physic, medicine. G. Eliot. Doctor
fish (Zoöl.), any fish of the genus Acanthurus; the surgeon fish; so called from a sharp lancetlike
spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish. See Surgeon fish.
(Doc"tor), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doctored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Doctoring.]
1. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.