Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
  • noun An optometrist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A physician whose specialty is diseases or defects of the eye; one skilled in treatment of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One skilled in treating diseases of the eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ophthalmologist
  • noun An optometrist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
  • noun a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Dick felt slightly comforted when he learned that the oculist was a clever man who had been well known in Barcelona until he was forced to leave the city after taking part in some revolutionary plot.

    Brandon of the Engineers

  • The greatest concession I can make is that sometimes it may run one way and sometimes the other, and that in the meantime we should both consult an oculist.

    FOUR HORSES AND A SAILOR

  • Jonathan David Jagger, surgeon oculist to the Queen.

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  • And, true to his word, he dispatched Kit to the oculist.

    THE TASTE OF THE MEAT

  • Her self-centered mother, Youle, the daughter of an Amsterdam Jewish oculist, was a seamstress and a courtesan of middling success.

    Actress, Seductress

  • Many of the words were strange – commodious, oculist; the phrases unusual – jolly friends; the foods strange - jellied consommé.

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  • In addition to the oculist of R. Yehudah ben Asher we also know about Marat Yuskah of early thirteenth century Mainz or Worms.

    Doctors: Medieval.

  • With these words, found in the collection of ethical wills edited by Israel Abrahams, R. Yehudah ben Asher introduces us to the woman oculist in thirteenth century Cologne who preserved his sight.

    Doctors: Medieval.

  • Julie was the daughter of Maurice Bernard (also noted in documents as Bernardt), an oculist, and of Jeannette née Hart (noted also as Hard, or van Hard).

    Sarah Bernhardt.

  • Then a Jewess, a skilled oculist, appeared on the scene.

    Doctors: Medieval.

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