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

How to pronounce patient?

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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. Subha Madhavan:

    The irony of individualized treatment for one patient is that we have to manage billions of bits of information from thousands of others, the selection of a precise cancer therapy based on a patient's molecular profile requires computer-assisted analysis of enormous molecular, clinical, patient history, and pharmacological datasets that often come from very disparate and heterogeneous data sources.

  2. Sandy Halperin:

    My focus is to help break the thinking that the patient that has Alzheimer's is sitting in a nursing home, i'm alive. I can still be proactive.

  3. Jeremy Willsey:

    Rare variants are not going to be present in every patient, but the effect is going to be higher, at the end of the day ... what is really necessary is a complete picture of both common and rare variants so that we can have an integrated understanding of the biology.

  4. David Zeltsman:

    A tracheostomy obviously is a very unnatural way to establish the patient’s airways. The complications go anywhere from related to mechanical properties of the tracheostomy itself— and that would be development of the granulation tissue (development of bumps) at the site of the tracheostomy—[or] it could be related to the bleeding. It could be related to ongoing infections.

  5. Jess Kensky:

    It’s really nice to be treated like an athlete instead of a patient, i’ve been a full-time patient for many years now.

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