Definitions for patientˈpeɪ ʃənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word patient
a person who requires medical care
"the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
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
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"
A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.
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.
content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait
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].
having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear
undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering
constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor
expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed
oNe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient
a person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse
to compose, to calm
Origin: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]
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
A sick, injured, wounded, or other person requiring medical and/or dental care or treatment.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1480
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3281
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Nouns Frequency: #128
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Adjectives Frequency: #822
Translations for patient
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- مريض, صبورArabic
- pacientCatalan, Valencian
- trpělivý, pacientCzech
- patient, tålmodigDanish
- Patient, geduldigGerman
- ασθενής, υπομονετικόςGreek
- pacienca, paciento, pacientinoEsperanto
- مریض, بیمار, شکیبا, شکیبنده, بردبار, صبورPersian
- kärsivällinen, potilasFinnish
- patient, patienteFrench
- מטופל, פציאנטHebrew
- बीमार, रोगी, मरीज़Hindi
- beteg, páciens, türelmesHungarian
- համբերատար, հիվանդArmenian
- þolinmóður, sjúklingurIcelandic
- しんぼう強い, 気が長い, 我慢強い, 忍耐強い, 患者Japanese
- 환자, 患者Korean
- gedëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pesakit, ڤساکيت, sabarMalay
- patiënte, patiënt, geduldigDutch
- cierpliwy, pacjent, pacjentkaPolish
- терпеливый, пациент, больнойRussian
- pacìjentkinja, strpljiv, стрпљив, pacìjentica, болесница, pacìjent, болесникSerbo-Croatian
- pacient, trpezlivý, pacientkaSlovak
- bolnica, bolnik, pacientka, pacient, potrpežljivSlovene
- mokudiSouthern Sotho
- patient, ha tålamod, tålmodigSwedish
- терпеливий, терплячийUkrainian
- مریض, بیمارUrdu
- kiên nhẫnVietnamese
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