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hos·pi·tal

 (hŏs′pĭ-tl, -pĭt′l)
n.
1.
a. A facility that provides emergency, inpatient, and usually outpatient medical care for sick or injured people.
b. A facility that provides veterinary care for sick or injured animals.
2. Chiefly British A charitable institution, such as an orphanage or a home for the elderly.
3. A repair shop for specified items: a doll hospital.
4. Archaic A hospice for travelers or pilgrims.

[Middle English, hospice, from Old French ospital, from Medieval Latin hospitāle, from neuter of Latin hospitālis, of a guest, from hospes, hospit-, guest; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

hospital

(ˈhɒspɪtəl)
n
1. (Medicine) an institution for the medical, surgical, obstetric, or psychiatric care and treatment of patients
2. (Medicine) (modifier) having the function of a hospital: a hospital ship.
3. a repair shop for something specified: a dolls' hospital.
4. archaic a charitable home, hospice, or school
[C13: from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospice, from Latin hospitālis relating to a guest, from hospes, hospit- guest, host1]

hos•pi•tal

(ˈhɒs pɪ tl)

n.
1. an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.
2. a similar establishment for the care of animals.
3. a repair shop for specific portable objects: doll hospital.
4. Brit. a charitable institution for the needy.
[1250–1300; < Medieval Latin hospitāle hospice, guesthouse, n. use of neuter of Latin hospitālis hospitable =hospit- (see hospice) + -ālis -al1]

hospital

  • 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.

hospital

A medical treatment facility capable of providing inpatient care. It is appropriately staffed and equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as the necessary supporting services required to perform its assigned mission and functions. A hospital may, in addition, discharge the functions of a clinic.

hospital

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.

I used to visit him in hospital.
She had to go into hospital for an operation.

American speakers do not say 'in hospital'. They say in the hospital.

She broke her back and spent some time 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.

I was working at the hospital.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hospital - a health facility where patients receive treatmenthospital - 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
health facility, healthcare facility, medical building - building where medicine is practiced
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
hospital ward, ward - block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; "they put her in a 4-bed ward"
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
ICU, intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care

hospital

noun infirmary, clinic, nursing home, hospice, medical institution a children's hospital with 120 beds

hospital

noun
An institution that provides care and shelter:
Translations
مُسْتَشْفىمُسْتَشْفَى
nemocnice
hospital
sairaala
bolnica
spítali
病院
병원
hospitalizavimashospitalizuotiligoninėpaguldymas į ligoninępaguldyti į ligoninę
slimnīca
bolnišnica
sjukhus
โรงพยาบาล
bệnh viện

hospital

[ˈhɒspɪtl]
A. Nhospital m
maternity hospitalcasa f de maternidad
mental hospitalhospital m psiquiátrico, manicomio m
to go into hospitalingresar en el hospital
B. CPD hospital administration Nadministración f de hospital
hospital administrator N (Brit) → administrador(a) m/f de hospital (US) → director(a) m/f de hospital
hospital case Ncaso m clínico
90% of hospital cases are released within three weeksel 90% de los casos clínicos son dados de alta en tres semanas
hospital doctor Ninterno/a m/f
hospital facilities NPLinstalaciones fpl hospitalarias
hospital management N (= act) → gestión f hospitalaria; (= persons) → dirección f del hospital
hospital nurse Nenfermera f de hospital
hospital ship Nbuque m hospital

hospital

[ˈhɒspɪtəl]
nhôpital m
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
modif [staff, doctor] → hospitalier/ière; [treatment] → hospitalier/ière hospital bedhospital bed nlit m d'hôpitalhospital bill nfrais mpl d'hospitalisationhospital care nsoins mpl hospitaliershospital drama n (on TV)série f hospitalière

hospital

nKrankenhaus nt, → Klinik f, → Hospital nt (old, Sw); in or (US) in the hospitalim Krankenhaus; he’s got to go (in)to hospital or (US) (in)to the hospitaler muss ins Krankenhaus (gehen)

hospital

in cpdsKrankenhaus-;
hospital administration
nKrankenhausverwaltung f
hospital administrator
nKrankenhausverwalter(in) m(f)
hospital bed
nKrankenhausbett nt
hospital case
nFall, der im Krankenhaus behandelt werden muss
hospital facilities
pl (= equipment)Krankenhauseinrichtung(en) f(pl); (= hospitals)Kranken(heil)anstanlten pl

hospital

:
hospital nurse
nKrankenschwester f(im Krankenhaus)
hospital porter
nPfleger(in) m(f); (= doorman)Pförtner(in) m(f)(im Krankenhaus)
hospital ship
nLazarett- or Krankenschiff nt
hospital train
nLazarettzug m

hospital

[ˈhɒspɪtl]
1. nospedale m
in hospital (Am) in the hospital → in ospedale
2. adj (staff, treatment) → ospedaliero/a; (bed) → di or dell'ospedale

hospital

(ˈhospitl) noun
a building or group of buil-dings where people who are ill or injured are given treatment. After the train crash, the injured people were taken to hospital.
ˈhospitalize, ˈhospitalise verb
(especially American) to keep (a person) in hospital for treatment.
ˌhospitaliˈzation, ˌhospitaliˈsation noun

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

hos·pi·tal

n. hospital, centro de atención de la salud.
Hospital   

hospital

adj hospitalario; n hospital m; community — hospital comunitario; county — (US) hospital del condado; general — hospital general; mental — hospital psiquiátrico or mental; private — hospital privado; public — hospital público; teaching — hospital de enseñanza, hospital universitario; tertiary care — hospital de tercer nivel, hospital terciario (esp. Esp); university — hospital universitario; Veteran’s Affairs (VA) — (US) hospital de veteranos
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