healer

noun

heal·​er ˈhē-lər How to pronounce healer (audio)
1
: one that heals
2
: a Christian Science practitioner

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One mistake a lot of novice support players make is treating the role like being a healer in an MMORPG. Jonathan Lee, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 But as Feliciana tells Zoe about her own struggle to become accepted in her community as a healer, Zoe is prompted to reexamine her own lifetime of experiences as a woman in a man’s world. Keely Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022 So Raven to The Young and the Restless followed, as did a career as a tantric energy healer. Patrick Gomez, EW.com, 12 Oct. 2022 At the start of the series, Boniadi’s character Bronwyn is a human healer living a quiet life in a village in the Southlands of Middle-earth. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Oct. 2022 Bruja and healer Emilia Ortiz, 30, echoes Montoya's statement, noting that brujería can be a form of wellness and self-care, especially since spiritual wellness is the foundation of many of these practices. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Allure, 19 Sep. 2022 The brand is a passion project for the clothes-conscious star and his co-founder, Amrit jewelry designer and holistic healer Sat Hari. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2022 True Cashmere, along with close friend Sat Hari, a jewelry designer and holistic healer. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2022 Gerry Quinn, a scientist on the team who used to live in Boho, says that his great uncle was a local healer in the area and was known to hold the cure for several ailments. Wired, 22 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of healer was in the 12th century

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“Healer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healer. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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healer

noun

heal·​er ˈhē-lər How to pronounce healer (audio)
: one that heals

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