What does patience mean?

Definitions for patience
ˈpeɪ ʃənspa·tience

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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.

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

  2. patience(Noun)

    solitaire.

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

  3. Patience(ProperNoun)

    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."

    Etymology: From patience, a virtue name first used by Puritans in the sixteenth century.

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.

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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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. Phyllis Mcginley:

    God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness . It seems to me the rarest of virtues. It is useful enough when children are small. It is important to the point of necessity when they are adolescents.

  2. Charlie Leocha:

    People are becoming more aware of the fact that airfares are just becoming indecipherable, at a certain point the patience of the American public starts to wear thin.

  3. Nella Gray Barkley:

    I have little patience with the woman who arrives breathlessly at her boss’s hotel room for a so-called conference, what does she think was going to happen?

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    There needs to be patience to wait and see the impact of this fight.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When one becomes capable, to overcome desires, hopes, and ego; it learns and understands the faculty of patience.

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