Definitions for patientˈpeɪ ʃənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•tientˈpeɪ ʃənt(n.)

  1. a person who is under medical care or treatment.

    Category: Medicine

  2. a person or thing that undergoes some action.

  3. (adj.)bearing provocation, annoyance, pain, etc., without complaint or anger.

  4. characterized by or expressing such a quality.

  5. persevering or diligent; steady.

  6. undergoing the action of another (opposed to agent).

Idioms for patient:

  1. patient of, able and willing to endure: susceptible of.

    patient of others' mistakes.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of patient:

1275–1325; ME pacient (adj. and n.) < MF < L patient- (s. of patiēns), prp. of patī to undergo, suffer, bear; see -ent

pa′tient•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patient(noun)

    a person who requires medical care

    "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

  2. affected role, patient role, patient(adj)

    the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

  3. patient(adj)

    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

    "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. patient(noun)ˈpeɪ ʃənt

    sb who is being given medical treatment

    the doctor's patients; cancer/AIDS patients

  2. patient(adjective)ˈpeɪ ʃənt

    ≠ impatient

    There are lots of people, so you'll have to be patient.; Please be patient with me while I try to fix this.; The children were waiting patiently.

Wiktionary

  1. patient(Noun)

    A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

  2. patient(Noun)

    The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.

    The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient.

  3. patient(Adjective)

    content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait

  4. Origin: From patiens, present participle of pati; akin to Greek πάσχειν; see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pē(i)- "to hurt" [Pokorny pē(i)- 792].

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patient(adj)

    having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear

  2. Patient(adj)

    undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering

  3. Patient(adj)

    constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor

  4. Patient(adj)

    expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed

  5. Patient(adj)

    forbearing; long-suffering

  6. Patient(noun)

    oNe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient

  7. Patient(noun)

    a person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse

  8. Patient(verb)

    to compose, to calm

Freebase

  1. Patient

    A patient is any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, veterinarian, or other health care provider. The word patient originally meant 'one who suffers'. This English noun comes from the Latin word patiens, the present participle of the deponent verb, patior, meaning 'I am suffering,' and akin to the Greek verb πάσχειν and its cognate noun πάθος.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. patient

    A sick, injured, wounded, or other person requiring medical and/or dental care or treatment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1480

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3281

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Nouns Frequency: #128

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Adjectives Frequency: #822

Anagrams of patient

  1. antipet


Translations for patient

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

patient(adjective)

suffering delay, pain, irritation etc quietly and without complaining

It will be your turn soon; – you must just be patient!

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