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Definitions of patient

  1. To compose, to calm. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A person under medical or surgical treatment; - correlative to physician or nurse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One under the care of a doctor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One who bears or suffers: a person under medical treatment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A sufferer; one under medical treatment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A person under treatment for disease or injury. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A sick person; one labouring under some bodily disease and under professional treatment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. enduring without protest or complaint Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Forbearing; long-suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Suffering pain, hardship, affliction, insult, etc., with meekness or calmness; forbearing; untiring in labor; persevering. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Sustaining pain, etc., without repining: not easily provoked: persevering: expecting with calmness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Sustaining pain, wrong, or toil without complaint; meek; resigned; calmly expectant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Sustaining pain, afflication, &c., without fretfulness, or with calmness; not easily provoked; persevering; waiting with calmness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. That can suffer or endure calmly; enduring trials without murmuring or discontent; not easily provoked; persevering; calmly diligent; not over-eager or impetuous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for patient

  1. It is no task for him to be patient – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  2. Far better, as I said, to be patient – Six Women by Victoria Cross
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