American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The degree or status of a doctor as conferred by a university.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The degree of doctor.
- To make a doctor of; confer the degree of doctor upon. Also doctorize.
- n. The highest degree awarded by a university faculty.
- v. archaic, transitive To make into a doctor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.
- v. To make (one) a doctor.
- n. one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
“After all, presumably someone with a doctorate is a highly educated person possessing a vigorous work ethic --- and more importantly, has achieved the ability to think abstractly at a very high level.”
“For example, a doctorate is a degree that is attained by the completion of the educational requirements.”
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“By 1905, Einstein received his doctorate from the University of Physics and went on to lecture in Germany.”
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“At different times over the years, Perdue has made conflicting claims regarding the subject of her doctorate from the University of Florida.”
“The Klansman on the hunt for a doctorate is not a doctor.”
“There will be 6 days of cultural activity dedicated to the “sacred music par excellence,” which shall include conferences, recitals, an introductory course with Professor Rafael Martinez, an intermediary course with Dr. Herminio Sanchez de la Barquera, and an advanced course for teachers on semiological interpretation given by Professor Nino Albarota, who recently received an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome (PIMS).”
“It was not until 1975, when she was eighty-three, that her work was acknowledged by the award of an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for her idea of “organized transport of youth into kibbutzim.””
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