Main definitions of GP in English

: GP1GP2

GP1

noun

British
  • ‘her GP prescribed an antibiotic’
    ‘talk over any worries with your GP’
    • ‘On Wednesday her GP prescribed an antibiotic.’
    • ‘As Tracey points out, feeling angry is not exactly a complaint that you can take to your GP.’
    • ‘The British Medical Association's (BMA) General Practitioners Committee survey was sent to over 42,000 GPs in the UK.’
    • ‘Maxine found herself tired and lethargic and eventually consulted her GP, who informed her that she was deficient in several key minerals.’
    • ‘When you apply for, say, life insurance, a life company may ask your GP for a medical report.’
    • ‘There is a need to invest in human resources and provide sufficient nurses and GPs to service the population.’
    • ‘Before starting any diet consult your GP.’
    • ‘A quarter of these people were receiving treatment from their GP for stress, depression and anxiety.’
    • ‘She thought that it might be a consequence of drinking too much orange juice but her GP was worried about meningitis.’
    • ‘If you are interested in having day surgery, first ask your GP whether the local hospital has a unit and whether he/she would recommend you for treatment there.’

Origin

Late 19th century: shortening of general practitioner.

Pronunciation

GP

/ˌjē ˈpē//ˌdʒi ˈpi/

Main definitions of GP in English

: GP1GP2

GP2

noun

  • short for Grand Prix
    • ‘The Japanese GP was won by his factory Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, keeping alive Pedrosa's hopes to lift his first premier-class title.’
    • ‘Only six drivers have won the Monaco GP three times.’
    • ‘It was the 27th Austrian GP, which has been held on different circuits since 1964, with Alain Prost winning a record three times.’
    • ‘Nico Rosberg clinched another pole position for today's GP in Madrid but insists he won't collapse like he did in Bahrain.’
    • ‘Lewis Hamilton has just won three GPs in a row.’
    • ‘The Monaco GP was a bit of a procession, with very few overtaking manoeuvres.’

Pronunciation

GP

/ˌjē ˈpē//ˌdʒi ˈpi/