Definitions for hospital
ˈhɒs pɪ tlhos·pi·tal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hospital.
a health facility where patients receive treatment
a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
A building founded for the long term care of its residents, such as an almshouse. The residents may have no physical ailments, but simply need financial support.
A place of lodging.
The place and state of being hospitalized.
Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital.
Etymology: From hospital (Modern French hôpital), from hospitalis, from hospes
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: hospital, French; hospitalis, Latin.
They who were so careful to bestow them in a college when they were young, would be so good as to provide for them in some hospital when they are old. Henry Wotton.
I am about to build an hospital, which I will endow handsomely for twelve old husbandmen. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
They spy’d a goodly castle, plac’d
Foreby a river in a pleasant dale,
Which chusing for that evening’s hospital,
They thither march’d. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which typically has an emergency department to treat urgent health problems ranging from fire and accident victims to a sudden illness. A district hospital typically is the major health care facility in its region, with many beds for intensive care and additional beds for patients who need long-term care. Specialized hospitals include trauma centers, rehabilitation hospitals, children's hospitals, seniors' (geriatric) hospitals, and hospitals for dealing with specific medical needs such as psychiatric treatment (see psychiatric hospital) and certain disease categories. Specialized hospitals can help reduce health care costs compared to general hospitals. Hospitals are classified as general, specialty, or government depending on the sources of income received. A teaching hospital combines assistance to people with teaching to medical students and nurses. The medical facility smaller than a hospital is generally called a clinic. Hospitals have a range of departments (e.g. surgery and urgent care) and specialist units such as cardiology. Some hospitals have outpatient departments and some have chronic treatment units. Common support units include a pharmacy, pathology, and radiology. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, health organisations (for profit or nonprofit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations. Historically, hospitals were often founded and funded by religious orders, or by charitable individuals and leaders.Currently, hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners, whereas in the past, this work was usually performed by the members of founding religious orders or by volunteers. However, there are various Catholic religious orders, such as the Alexians and the Bon Secours Sisters that still focus on hospital ministry in the late 1990s, as well as several other Christian denominations, including the Methodists and Lutherans, which run hospitals. In accordance with the original meaning of the word, hospitals were originally "places of hospitality", and this meaning is still preserved in the names of some institutions such as the Royal Hospital Chelsea, established in 1681 as a retirement and nursing home for veteran soldiers.
A hospital is a healthcare institution that provides medical, surgical, and nursing care for sick or injured people. It is typically equipped with specialized staff, advanced technology, and various departments or units that cater to different healthcare needs. It also may provide a wide range of services such as diagnostics, emergency care, maternity care, and specialized treatments. It could be either public or private, and it operates under various regulations and standards set by the healthcare authorities.
a place for shelter or entertainment; an inn
a building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for
Etymology: [OF. hospital, ospital, F. hpital, LL. hospitale (or perh. E. hospital is directly from the Late Latin), from L. hospitalis relating to a guest, hospitalia apartments for guests, fr. hospes guest. See Host a landlord, and cf. Hostel, Hotel, Spital.]
A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organizations, health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations. Historically, hospitals were often founded and funded by religious orders or charitable individuals and leaders. Today, hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons, and nurses, whereas in the past, this work was usually performed by the founding religious orders or by volunteers. However, there are various Catholic religious orders, such as the Alexians and the Bon Secours Sisters, which still focus on hospital ministry today. In accord with the original meaning of the word, hospitals were originally "places of hospitality", and this meaning is still preserved in the names of some institutions such as the Royal Hospital Chelsea, established in 1681 as a retirement and nursing home for veteran soldiers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hos-′pit-al, n. a building for the reception and treatment of the old, the sick, and hurt, &c., or for the support and education of the young.—n. Hos′pitaller, one of a charitable brotherhood for the care of the sick in hospitals: one of an order of knights, commonly called Knights of St John (otherwise called Knights of Rhodes, and afterwards of Malta), who about 1048 built a hospital for the care and cure of pilgrims at Jerusalem.—Hospital Saturday, or Sunday, days set apart for the collection of funds on behalf of hospitals.—Convalescent hospital, one intermediate between the ordinary hospital and the patient's own home; Cottage hospital, a small establishment where hospital treatment is carried on at little expense and with simple arrangements; Lock hospital, one for the treatment of venereal diseases; Magdalen hospital, an institution for the reclamation of fallen women; Marine, or Naval, hospital, a special hospital for sick sailors, or for men in the naval service; Maternity hospital, one for women in labour. [O. Fr. hospital—Low L. hospitale—hospes, a guest.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A medical treatment facility capable of providing inpatient care. It is appropriately staffed and equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as the necessary supporting services required to perform its assigned mission and functions. A hospital may, in addition, discharge the functions of a clinic.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A place appointed for the reception of sick and wounded men, with a regular medical establishment. (See NAVAL HOSPITALS.)
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A place appointed for the sick and wounded men, provided with physicians, surgeons, nurses, servants, medicines, beds, etc.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hospital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #647
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hospital' in Written Corpus Frequency: #833
Rank popularity for the word 'hospital' in Nouns Frequency: #213
The numerical value of hospital in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of hospital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Offering arts interventions and opportunities in hospital is important in keeping people interested and engaged in the arts and indeed avoiding institutionalization, it is also important for the person’s sense of being an individual with personal preferences that hospital aesthetics are attended to and that people have control over their aesthetic environment in the hospital whenever possible.
I would encourage parents not to snap back into treating things as business as usual... because for kids, Massachusetts General Hospital's not going to be business as usual, even though Massachusetts General Hospital's positive, Massachusetts General Hospital's still Massachusetts General Hospital.
I stood in that room for a long time, watching the sunlight and listening to the sounds on the street outside. I stood there, tasting the room and the sunlight and the sounds, and thinking of the long hospital ward. . . Somehow everything had changed. I had spent five days in a hospital and the world around seemed sharpened now and pulsing with life
APPLE WATCH CATCHES GRANDMOTHERS HEART CONDITION, POSSIBLY SAVING HER LIFE The couple went missing in a snowstorm after spending a weekend with friends on November 3. Rescuers located Marsh in time after her husband sent friends photographs of their location. She was flown by air ambulance to the ValldHebron Hospital in Barcelona, where she was connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine. The machine stands in for the heart and lungs, pumping blood through the arteries and heating it, which raises the body temperature.Doctors believed she could survive if they treated the hypothermia. This is an exceptional case on a global scale, Eduard Argudo, a doctor from the Vall dHebron hospital told a press conference.There are practically no cases of people being revived after their heart has stopped for so long. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUT LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER When she arrived at the hospital, Mashsheart was showing no electrical activity and her kidneys and lungs were not functioning, doctors said. Eduard Argudo said the sharp fall in her body temperature may have saved her as the cold preserved her organs. Six hours after entering cardio-respiratory arrest, Marshs heart began to beat naturally again. Marsh, who spent 11 days in hospital recovering, has not suffered any long-term brain damage but has trouble moving her hands which were affected by the cold. When I went home I had damage to my hands. I could not do up my buttons on trousers or put in my earrings. These are small things which are going to get better, she said. Rohan Schoeman, Rohan Schoeman, 36, who is South African and works as a teacher, said the couple had spent the weekend with friends but left early morning without them. At one point the snowfall became very heavy. We found a rock and tried to use it for shelter to avoid adverse weather conditions. Once visibility improved, I could see that our friends had tried to contact us, audrey was losing consciousness so I tried to send some photos to our friends of where we were.
This increased hospital-acquired condition rate is significant because we found presence of at least one hospital-acquired condition to be associated with an 83 percent likelihood of increased healthcare cost and a 38 percent increase in the likelihood of a prolonged hospital stay.
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- ляка́рня, шпiта́ль, бальні́цаBelarusian
- hospitalCatalan, Valencian
- nemocnice, špitálCzech
- hospital, sygehusDanish
- Spital, KrankenhausGerman
- kɔdzi, atikewɔƒeEwe
- malsanulejo, hospitaloEsperanto
- ospitale, erietxeBasque
- taigh-tinnis, ospadal, taigh-leighis, taigh-eiridinnScottish Gaelic
- ઈસ્પિતાલ, રુગ્ણાલયGujarati
- בית חוליםHebrew
- अस्पताल, रुग्णालयHindi
- hospital, [[rumah]] [[sakit]]Indonesian
- בית חוליםHebrew
- 病院, 병원Korean
- valetudinarium, nosocomiumLatin
- SpidolLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lopitálo, ndáko ya bokɔnɔLingala
- эмнэлэг, госпитальMongolian
- hospital, rumah sakitMalay
- चिकित्सालय, अस्पतालNepali
- ziekenhuis, hospitaal, gasthuisDutch
- azeeʼálʼį́Navajo, Navaho
- рынчындонOssetian, Ossetic
- روغتونPashto, Pushto
- unquna wasiQuechua
- го́спиталь, больни́ца, больницаRussian
- bolnica, болницаSerbo-Croatian
- ආරෝග්යශාලාSinhala, Sinhalese
- bolnica, bolnišnicaSlovene
- госпитал, кеселхана, keselhana, gospitalTurkmen
- ospital, pagamutanTagalog
- хастаханә, шифаханәTatar
- دوختورخاناUyghur, Uighur
- шпiта́ль, ліка́рня, болни́цяUkrainian
- nhà thương, bệnh việnVietnamese
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