On the docket, in hand; in the plan; under consideration; in process of execution or performance. [Colloq.]

(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.

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 death
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. [Colloq.]

3. (Law) (a) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court. (b) (U. S.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.

4. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.

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