Definitions of patience

  1. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Sufferance; permission. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Solitaire. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The quality of suffering without complaint; endurance; perseverance; forbearance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Quality of being patient or calmly enduring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The quality of being patient; forbearance; gentleness; quiet endurance or expectation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The quality of being patient under pain or affliction; calm endurance; forbearance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The power or quality of suffering or enduring; calm endurance of pain or labour; calmness of temper under provocation or any calamity; long-suffering; continuance of labour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for patience

  1. The colored woman who had the care of her said she never had seen such patience in all her life. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. Bear it with patience – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh