Definitions for Patienceˈpeɪ ʃəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patience, forbearance, longanimity(noun)

    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

  2. solitaire, patience(noun)

    a card game played by one person

Wiktionary

  1. patience(Noun)

    The quality of being patient.

  2. patience(Noun)

    solitaire.

  3. Patience(ProperNoun)

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  4. Origin: pacience, from pacience (modern: patience), from patientia. Displaced native thuld (from þyld), thole (from þol), bilæving (from belæfan).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patience(noun)

    the state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc

  2. Patience(noun)

    the act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance

  3. Patience(noun)

    constancy in labor or application; perseverance

  4. Patience(noun)

    sufferance; permission

  5. Patience(noun)

    a kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb

  6. Patience(noun)

    solitaire

Freebase

  1. Patience

    Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Patience' in Nouns Frequency: #2699


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