from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, manner, or method of handling or dealing with someone or something: "the right to equal treatment in the criminal and juvenile justice system” ( Susan C. Ross).
- n. Informal The usual methods of dealing with a given situation: gave the opposing team the treatment.
- n. Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy.
- n. The substance or remedy so applied.
- n. A written sketch outlining the plot, characters, and action for a screenplay but not including certain elements of a finished screenplay, such as camera directions and dialogue.
- n. An adaptation of a novel or other literary work that serves as the basis for a screenplay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process or manner of treating someone or something.
- n. Medical care for an illness or injury.
- n. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something.
- n. A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject.
- n. A brief, third-person, present-tense summary of a proposed film.
- n. entertainment; treat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or manner of treating; management; manipulation; handling; usage.
- n. Entertainment; treat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or the manner of treating, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the management of someone or something
- n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
- n. care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
- n. a manner of dealing with something artistically
treat + -ment. Compare French traitement. (Wiktionary)