What does patient mean?

Definitions for patient
ˈpeɪ ʃəntpa·tient

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patient(noun)

    a person who requires medical care

    "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

  2. affected role, patient role, patient(adj)

    the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

  3. patient(adj)

    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

    "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"

Wiktionary

  1. patient(Noun)

    A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

    Etymology: From patiens, present participle of pati; akin to Greek πάσχειν; see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pē(i)- "to hurt" [Pokorny pē(i)- 792].

  2. patient(Noun)

    The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.

    The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient.

    Etymology: From patiens, present participle of pati; akin to Greek πάσχειν; see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pē(i)- "to hurt" [Pokorny pē(i)- 792].

  3. patient(Adjective)

    content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait

    Etymology: From patiens, present participle of pati; akin to Greek πάσχειν; see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pē(i)- "to hurt" [Pokorny pē(i)- 792].

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patient(adj)

    having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  2. Patient(adj)

    undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  3. Patient(adj)

    constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  4. Patient(adj)

    expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  5. Patient(adj)

    forbearing; long-suffering

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  6. Patient(noun)

    oNe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  7. Patient(noun)

    a person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

  8. Patient(verb)

    to compose, to calm

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

Freebase

  1. Patient

    A patient is any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, veterinarian, or other health care provider. The word patient originally meant 'one who suffers'. This English noun comes from the Latin word patiens, the present participle of the deponent verb, patior, meaning 'I am suffering,' and akin to the Greek verb πάσχειν and its cognate noun πάθος.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. patient

    A sick, injured, wounded, or other person requiring medical and/or dental care or treatment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1480

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3281

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Nouns Frequency: #128

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Adjectives Frequency: #822

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How to say patient in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patient in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of patient in a Sentence

  1. Nijel Amos:

    I did an impossible session on Tuesday and after that, I knew I could run 1:41, the world record is not in my mind but if I'm patient, it will come.

  2. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I believe that 'patient' is coming out, but we're going to see another round of quote 'linguistic gymnastics,' i wouldn't be surprised if this notion of the Fed having to be sufficiently confident about inflation creeps in as a way of keeping markets from rushing to the terminal value.

  3. Rayan Rashid:

    It was a pioneering group, quite popular, long before Facebook and Twitter, avijit Roy was patient, witty, elegant and mature in dealing with dissidents. Avijit Roy goal was to win them over.

  4. Arvind Venkat:

    Anecdotally, they are improving patient experience, and the likelihood is they're reducing patient harm.

  5. Christian Huber:

    Hospitals without locked wards may be able to provide similar protection through improved focus on the patient-therapist relationship, therapeutic atmosphere and timely, sufficient pharmacotherapy.

Images & Illustrations of patient

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