Definitions for patience
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patience, forbearance, longanimitynoun
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
a card game played by one person
The quality of being patient.
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: pacience, from pacience (modern: patience), from patientia. Displaced native thuld (from þyld), thole (from þol), bilæving (from belæfan).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
the act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance
constancy in labor or application; perseverance
a kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb
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
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. patentia—patiens—pati, to bear.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
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.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'patience' in Nouns Frequency: #2699
The numerical value of patience in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of patience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
There cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, loyalty, love, patience, persistence.
We're looking for Wall Street to show some patience while we prove this out.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
There are no riches like the sweetness of content, nor poverty comparable to the want of patience.
I am certainly aware these situations are potentially volatile and elicit many emotions, i strongly urge and hope for continued calm and patience as the investigation takes place.
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- أناة, صبر, حلمArabic
- solitari, paciènciaCatalan, Valencian
- trpělivost, pasiánsCzech
- tålmodighed, tålmodDanish
- Geduld, die GeduldGerman
- υπομονή, πασιέντζαGreek
- solitario, pacienciaSpanish
- صبر, شکیبائیPersian
- maltti, kärsivällisyys, pasianssiFinnish
- la patience, patienceFrench
- pasyansHaitian Creole
- 我慢, 辛抱, 忍耐Japanese
- 인내, 참을성Korean
- قنیات, ئارامKurdish
- GedoldLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tolmodNorwegian Nynorsk
- tålmodighet, kabalNorwegian
- pasjans, cierpliwośćPolish
- пасьянс, терпеливость, терпениеRussian
- krotost, strpljénje, str̀pljivōst, trpeljivostSerbo-Croatian
- subira, uvumilivu, subraSwahili
- సహనము, ఓర్పుTelugu
- سہن, صبرUrdu
- kiên nhẫnVietnamese
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