What does Patience mean?

Definitions for Patience
ˈpeɪ ʃənspa·tience

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patience, forbearance, longanimitynoun

    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

  2. solitaire, patiencenoun

    a card game played by one person

Wiktionary

  1. patiencenoun

    The quality of being patient.

  2. patiencenoun

    solitaire.

  3. Patiencenoun

    A female given name from English.

    Meg had named it Patience. "But why?" he had exclaimed, not liking the name at all. "Patience is my favourite virtue," she had replied, "and we can call her Patty for short."

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Patiencenoun

    Etymology: patience, French; patientia, Latin.

    The king becoming graces,
    Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude;
    I have no relish of them. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Necessary patience in seeking the Lord, is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide. Ecclus. xx. 32.

    Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Matthew.

    Christian fortitude and patience have their opportunity in times of affliction and persecution. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    Frequent debauch to habitude prevails,
    Patience of toil and love of virtue fails. Matthew Prior.

    By their patience, be it spoken, the apostles preached as well when they wrote, as when they spake the gospel. Richard Hooker.

    Patience, an herb, makes a good boiled sallad. John Mortimer.

Wikipedia

  1. Patience

    Patience is a power ballad by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, which appears on the album G N' R Lies and was released as a single in 1989. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is played using three acoustic guitars and was recorded in a single session by producer Mike Clink. A music video of the song was shot and appears on the band's music video DVD, Welcome to the Videos. The motivation for the track is generally accepted to be the troublesome relationship between Axl Rose and his now ex-wife Erin Everly, though this was never stated in the album or interviews. According to bass guitarist Duff McKagan, "Axl came up with a great lyric, seemingly out of nowhere, that of course became the story and melody of that song." It has also been stated by the band that Stradlin wrote the song about his ex-girlfriend Angela Nicoletti McCoy. Steven Adler did not record on the track, although in some live performances prior to release of the album, such as their performance at the Orange County Fair in New York in the summer of 1988, percussion (and electric instruments) were used.

ChatGPT

  1. patience

    Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or frustration without becoming annoyed or upset. It is the capacity to accept or tolerate difficult situations or circumstances without getting angry or upset. This trait also encompasses the ability to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patiencenoun

    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. Patiencenoun

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

  3. Patiencenoun

    constancy in labor or application; perseverance

  4. Patiencenoun

    sufferance; permission

  5. Patiencenoun

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

  6. Patiencenoun

    solitaire

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Patience

    pā′shens, n. quality of being patient or able calmly to endure: (Shak.) permission: a card-game, same as Solitaire (q.v.).—adj. Pā′tient, sustaining pain, &c., without repining: not easily provoked: not in a hurry: persevering: expecting with calmness: long-suffering.—n. one who bears or suffers: a person under medical treatment.—adv. Pā′tiently. [Fr.,—L. patentiapatienspati, to bear.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. patience

    The power or faculty of suffering; endurance; the power of expecting long, without rage or discontent; the power of supporting faults or injuries, without revenge; long suffering. In military life, patience is an essential requisite. Without patience half the toils of war would be insupportable; with patience there are scarcely any hardships but what coolness, courage, and ability may overcome. It is one of the greatest virtues, indeed, in an officer or soldier patiently to support, not only the rigor of discipline, but the keen and vexatious circumstances of disappointment.

Editors Contribution

  1. patience

    To know intuitively what we choose is provided in order of priority.

    We have infinite patience as we are one united team working together to create optimum health, shared prosperity and peace on earth for everyone.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PATIENCE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Patience is ranked #44423 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Patience surname appeared 484 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Patience.

    76% or 368 total occurrences were White.
    15% or 73 total occurrences were Black.
    4.9% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patience in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Patience in a Sentence

  1. Los Angeles:

    She is like the perfect mother, very nurturing. He is the perfect father( with) responsibility, very honorable, but what I noticed in the charts is that as parents, Prince Harry will actually have more patience than Meghan.

  2. Immanuel Kant:

    Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

  3. William H. Borah:

    The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

  4. American Greetings Card:

    Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow, of yesterday's memories and hopes for tomorrow, of pathways we choose and detours we face with patience and humour, courage and grace, of joys that we've shared and of people we've met who touched us in ways we will never forget.

  5. Board Member Lawson-Muhammad:

    To my benefit, the officer did not react to my behavior. The officer kept an even tone in our interaction and performed his job well under the circumstances, i thank him for his patience.

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