What does patient mean?

Definitions for patient
ˈpeɪ ʃəntpa·tient

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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. Scott Gottlieb:

    When a consumer goes online to buy medicines purportedly from Canada, they may get a medicine sourced from elsewhere that could be counterfeit, expired or misbranded. While operations or illegal online pharmacies may state on their websites that its medicines are coming from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc., this is not necessarily always the case, such operations and illegal online pharmacies take advantage of unsuspecting Americans by purporting to distribute safe and effective imported drugs, at least some of which are instead expired, mislabeled, subject to recalls or potentially counterfeit and that are provided outside of the closed American distribution system meant to protect patient safety.

  2. Marilyn Mosby:

    We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.

  3. Max Szabo:

    This was an assault on an unarmed patient with a disability, due to the vulnerable nature of the victim, and the seriousness of the conduct, we felt that the one year county jail sentence we requested was more than appropriate.

  4. Mayo Clinic:

    CNN wrote. According to CNN, Plumbotold the reporters that Mayo staffers consented to the off-the-record meeting with hopes that the news organization would reconsider its decision to run the story about Gilderhus ’ escape. CNN said that Ginger Plumbo said Mayo officials would answer the news outlet's questions on the record if Alyssa Gilderhus signed a consent form – which Alyssa Gilderhus signed. However, CNN said The Mayo Clinic then declined to answer questions and provided a statement instead. Following careful review of the situation in question, we have determined that the version of events provided by certain patient family members to CNN are not supported by the facts nor do they track with the direct observations of numerous others who were involved. We feel we have provided CNN with more than ample information to support our findings and are deeply disappointed that the producers have chosen to pursue a false story based on a pre-determined narrative, we will not address these questionable allegations or publicly share the facts of this complex situation, because we do not believe it's in the best interest of the patient and the family.

  5. Ian Thompson Jr.:

    The essence of the message is that physicians and patients should be careful to suggest or request screening, prevention, or treatment interventions and that they should be considered carefully based on the available evidence for that particular patient, in many cases, part of that personalization will include a discussion of the patient's priorities.

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