Definitions for patient
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word patient.
a person who requires medical care
"the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
affected role, patient role, patientadjective
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
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"
A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.
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.
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].
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: patient, Fr. patiens, Latin.
Wheat, which is the best sort of grain, of which the purest bread is made, is patient of heat and cold. John Ray.
Be patient, and I will stay. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Griev’d, but unmov’d, and patient of your scorn,
I die. John Dryden, Theocritus.
Warn them that are unruly, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 1 Thessalonians v. 14.
Too industrious to be great,
Not patient to expect the turns of fate,
They open’d camps deform’d by civil fight. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: patient, Fr.
Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate, that it often involves the agent and the patient. Gov. of the Tongue.
To proper patients he kind agents brings,
In various leagues binds disagreeing things. Thomas Creech.
Action and passion are modes which belong to substances: when a smith with a hammer strikes a piece of iron, the hammer and the smith are both agents or subjects of action; the one supreme, and the other subordinate: the iron is the patient or the subject of passion, in a philosophical sense, because it receives the operation of the agent. Isaac Watts, Logick.
You deal with me like a physician, that seeing his patient in a pestilent fever, should chide instead of administring help, and bid him be sick no more. Philip Sidney.
Through ignorance of the disease, through unreasonableness of the time, instead of good he worketh hurt, and out of one evil throweth the patient into many miseries. Edmund Spenser.
A physician uses various methods for the recovery of sick persons; and though all of them are disagreeable, his patients are never angry. Addison.
Nor will the raging fever’s fire abate
With golden canopies or beds of state;
But the poor patient will as soon be sound
On the hard matress or the mother ground. Dryden.
To compose one’s self; to behave with patience. Obsolete.
Etymology: patienter, Fr.
Patient yourself, madam, and pardon me. William Shakespeare.
having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear
undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering
constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor
expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed
oNe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient
a person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse
to compose, to calm
Etymology: [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]
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
A sick, injured, wounded, or other person requiring medical and/or dental care or treatment.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1480
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3281
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Nouns Frequency: #128
Rank popularity for the word 'patient' in Adjectives Frequency: #822
The numerical value of patient in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of patient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
Serving the American people as National Security Council Spokesperson has been the honor of a lifetime. I am profoundly thankful for my colleagues at the White House and across the Biden-Harris Administration, including the dedicated career professionals who are the bedrock of our national security, i will also miss working daily with our press corps, whose tireless reporting is essential for the health of our democracy. As I start this next chapter I'm grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with my kindergartner, toddler, and my endlessly patient husband.
As I get used to my new place, I will start to settle down. Thanks for being patient with me. I don’t mean to be such a pain. the sign basically explains he’s an old man now and he has cataracts.
Day to day, things are tough, i have a patient who is not doing well. It takes a lot of time and effort from several different people to try and help these patients improve.
Be patient, slow down and listen to your internal clock and rhythm. There’s no reason to race through life. Moments count. Enjoy and cherish each encounter and relationship.
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- صبور, مريضArabic
- pacientCatalan, Valencian
- pacient, trpělivýCzech
- patient, tålmodigDanish
- geduldig, PatientGerman
- υπομονετικός, ασθενήςGreek
- pacienca, pacientino, pacientoEsperanto
- بردبار, شکیبنده, صبور, مریض, شکیبا, بیمارPersian
- kärsivällinen, potilasFinnish
- patient, patienteFrench
- פציאנט, מטופלHebrew
- बीमार, मरीज़, रोगीHindi
- páciens, beteg, türelmesHungarian
- համբերատար, հիվանդArmenian
- sjúklingur, þolinmóðurIcelandic
- しんぼう強い, 患者, 忍耐強い, 我慢強い, 気が長いJapanese
- 患者, 환자Korean
- gedëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ڤساکيت, sabar, pesakitMalay
- patiënt, geduldig, patiënteDutch
- cierpliwy, pacjent, pacjentkaPolish
- пациент, терпеливый, больнойRussian
- pacìjentica, болесник, pacìjentkinja, pacìjent, strpljiv, болесница, стрпљивSerbo-Croatian
- trpezlivý, pacientka, pacientSlovak
- bolnica, bolnik, pacientka, potrpežljiv, pacientSlovene
- mokudiSouthern Sotho
- tålmodig, patient, ha tålamodSwedish
- терплячий, терпеливийUkrainian
- بیمار, مریضUrdu
- kiên nhẫnVietnamese
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