Definitions of hospital

  1. a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a health facility where patients receive treatment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Hospitable. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. An institution for the medical treatment and care of the sick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Nosocomium. An institution for the protection and treatment of the sick. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Institution for the care of the injured and sick. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A building for the reception and treatment of the old, sick, etc., or for the support and education of the young. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Building for the reception of the sick or infirm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An institution for the care and treatment of the sick or wounded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An institution for the reception of sick, infirm people, also for the board and education of children of poor or deceased parents. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A house for the reception and aid of the sick, infirm, or poor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. An institution for the reception and care of sick, wounded, iutirm, oraged persons; generally incorporated, and then of the class of corporations called' thelawdictionary.org
  16. hos-'pit-al, n. a building for the reception and treatment of the old, the sick, and hurt, &c., or for the support and education of the young.--n. HOS'PITALLER, one of a charitable brotherhood for the care of the sick in hospitals: one of an order of knights, commonly called Knights of St John (otherwise called Knights of Rhodes, and afterwards of Malta), who about 1048 built a hospital for the care and cure of pilgrims at Jerusalem.--HOSPITAL SATURDAY, or SUNDAY, days set apart for the collection of funds on behalf of hospitals.--CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, one intermediate between the ordinary hospital and the patient's own home; COTTAGE HOSPITAL, a small establishment where hospital treatment is carried on at little expense and with simple arrangements; LOCK HOSPITAL, one for the treatment of venereal diseases; MAGDALEN HOSPITAL, an institution for the reclamation of fallen women; MARINE, or NAVAL, HOSPITAL, a special hospital for sick sailors, or for men in the naval service; MATERNITY HOSPITAL, one for women in labour. [O. Fr. hospital--Low L. hospitale--hospes, a guest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. An establishment for the reception of the sick, in which they are maintained and treated medically. Hospitals were first instituted about the end of the 4th century. They may be general, receiving all cases; or special, admitting only the subjects of certain diseases. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. Institution for care of the sick or wounded; charitable institution (in proper names, as Christ\'s H., school in London); (Hist.) hospice, establishment of Knights Hospitallers; h. fever (typhus arising from exhalations from diseased bodies); H. Saturday, Sunday, days on which money is collected in streets &c. (Saturday), in churches (Sunday), for the local hh. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Institution for treatment of the sick. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. A place designed for the shelter and treatment of the sick and wounded. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. [Latin] A buliding in which the sick or infirm are received and treated;—a house for disabled seamen or soldiers, &c., maintained at the public cost;—a house for the insane, foundlings, infected persons, &c., maintained by private charity. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. A place built for the reception of the sick, or support of the poor; a place for shelter or entertainment. Complete Dictionary

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