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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
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.
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
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
I had confidence in my own self. The self will and the patience, patience is the word.
Any person can be a perfectionist but he may need to give proper time to attain mastery and during this time, he needs to carry utmost patience and composure. Because results are not just a click away, you need to put best of your efforts even if you fail and once you get fail, you need to start it all again, which needs a lot of strength and patience. Thus, patience would make you prepared for the upcoming outcomes. Make patience your asset, success would eventually become your treasure.
Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
I doubt ISIL, the Iranian mullahs, or Vladmir Putin will be intimidated by President Obama's strategy of 'strategic patience.' From their point of view, the more 'patience' President Obama practices the stronger they become, the Obama Doctrine, or 'strategic patience,' has led to a world in chaos. ... Applying more 'patience' to President Obama's failed foreign policy just prolongs failure.
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Translations for patience
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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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