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Meaning of PATIENT

Pronunciation:  'peyshent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
  3. [adj]  enduring without protest or complaint
  4. [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"

PATIENT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: affected role, diligent, enduring, forbearing, longanimous, long-suffering, patient of, patient role, persevering, tolerant, uncomplaining, unhurried
 Antonyms: impatient
 See Also: alexic, analysand, case, diseased person, doctor-patient relation, hypochondriac, inmate, inpatient, nurse-patient relation, outpatient, participant role, semantic role, sick person, sufferer, vaccinee



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa"tient\, a. [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of
    pati to suffer. Cf. {Pathos}, {Passion}.]
    1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer
       or bear.
             Patient of severest toil and hardship. --Bp. Fell.
    2. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring
       or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against
       trouble; long-suffering.
    3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly
       diligent; as, patient endeavor.
             Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.
                                                   --Sir I.
    4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty;
       not overeager; composed.
             Not patient to expect the turns of fate. --Prior.
    5. Forbearing; long-suffering.
             Be patient toward all men.            --1 Thess. v.
  2. \Pa"tient\, n.
    1. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive
             Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate
             that often involves the agent and the patient.
                                                   --Gov. of
    2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; --
       correlative to physician or nurse.
             Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a
             pestilent fever.                      --Sir P.
    {In patient}, a patient who receives lodging and food, as
       treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.
    {Out patient}, one who receives advice and medicine, or
       treatment, from an infirmary.
  3. \Pa"tient\, v. t.
    To compose, to calm. [Obs.] ``Patient yourself, madam.''
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a patient, suggests that you are going through a healing process. Alternatively, this dream may be a pun for you to be more patient.
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