hospital(redirected from Hospitals)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
hos•pi•tal(ˈhɒs pɪ tl)
- conservatory - Comes from an Italian word for a hospital for foundlings, to whom music was taught.
- ambulance - Once brought the hospital to the patient—and kept the name when it reversed the process and started bringing the patients to the hospital; its original meaning was "mobile hospital following an army."
- nosocomial - "Pertaining to a hospital" or "originating in a hospital."
- bedlam - The word bedlam is a contraction of Bethlehem, a hospital in London that became a lunatic asylum.
A hospital is a place where sick people are looked after by doctors and nurses.
In British English, if you want to say that someone is in a hospital without mentioning which hospital they are in, you say they are in hospital.
American speakers do not say 'in hospital'. They say in the hospital.
In both British and American English, if you want to say that something happened in a particular hospital, you usually say at the hospital.
|Noun||1.||hospital - a health facility where patients receive treatment|
burn center - a center where patients with severe burns can be treated
clinic - a healthcare facility for outpatient care
creche, foundling hospital - a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
hospital room - a room in a hospital for the care of patients
lazar house, lazaret, lazarette, lazaretto, pesthouse - hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
maternity hospital - a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
military hospital - hospital for soldiers and other military personnel
sanatarium, sanatorium, sanitarium - a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
|2.||hospital - a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care|
medical institution - an institution created for the practice of medicine
coronary care unit - a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
maternity hospital → casa f de maternidad
mental hospital → hospital m psiquiátrico, manicomio m
to go into hospital → ingresar en el hospital
hospital administrator N (Brit) → administrador(a) m/f de hospital (US) → director(a) m/f de hospital
hospital case N → caso m clínico
90% of hospital cases are released within three weeks → el 90% de los casos clínicos son dados de alta en tres semanas
hospital doctor N → interno/a m/f
hospital facilities NPL → instalaciones fpl hospitalarias
hospital management N (= act) → gestión f hospitalaria; (= persons) → dirección f del hospital
hospital nurse N → enfermera f de hospital
hospital ship N → buque m hospital
Take me to the hospital! → Emmenez-moi à l'hôpital!
to be in hospital (British) to be in the hospital (US) → être à l'hôpital
hospitalin cpds → Krankenhaus-;
hospital→ مُسْتَشْفَى nemocnice hospital Krankenhaus νοσοκομείο hospital sairaala hôpital bolnica ospedale 病院 병원 ziekenhuis sykehus szpital hospital больница sjukhus โรงพยาบาล hastane bệnh viện 医院