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. patientnoun

    a person who requires medical care

    "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

  2. 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

  3. patientadjective

    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. patientnoun

    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. patientnoun

    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. patientadjective

    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. Patientadjective

    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. Patientadjective

    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. Patientadjective

    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. Patientadjective

    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. Patientadjective

    forbearing; long-suffering

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

  6. Patientnoun

    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. Patientnoun

    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. Patientverb

    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.

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  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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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. Thursday Lockhart:

    I don’t believe the (Federal Open Market Committee) is behind the curve in the setting of the policy rate. For that reason, I’m comfortable with a cautious and patient approach to policy in the near term, sometimes you just have to take some time and let the waters clear.

  2. Andrew Brooks:

    We can preserve precious personal protective equipment for use in patient care instead of testing. We can significantly increase the number of people tested each and every day as self-collection of saliva is more quick and scalable than swab collections, all of this combined will have a tremendous impact on testing in New Jersey and across United States.

  3. Clint Kollar:

    The portfolio we are acquiring has deep, long-term potential and fits well with our patient and flexible capital.

  4. Felicia Hill-Briggs:

    Developers of internet-based patient education may think that internet users are not part of that segment of the population.

  5. Tom Spetalnick:

    Eye care patients tend to think that an eye exam is just a measurement for glasses, and that is a real important test, because people want to see well out of their glasses. But it's a fairly small part of an overall comprehensive eye examination and has no impact, or very little impact, on assessing the health of the eye, there is a standard of care when an eye doctor is expected to perform an eye exam and the eye exam is expected to determine if the patient does or doesn't have things like glaucoma, retina problems, even diabetes can be detected.

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