What does patience mean?

Definitions for patience
ˈpeɪ ʃənspa·tience

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word patience.

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.

  2. patience(Noun)

    solitaire.

  3. Patience(ProperNoun)

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

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce patience?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say patience in sign language?

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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. Michelangelo:

    Genius is eternal patience.

  2. Mahomet:

    Patience is the key to content.

  3. Turkish Proverb:

    Patience is the key to paradise.

  4. Saint Augustine:

    Patience is the companion of wisdom.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Patience is being friends with Time.

Images & Illustrations of patience

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