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pa·tience

 (pā′shəns)
n.
1. The capacity, quality, or fact of being patient: "The task of mastering ancient languages ... takes years of study, and persistence, and patience" (Cullen Murphy).
2. Chiefly British The game solitaire.

patience

(ˈpeɪʃəns)
n
1. tolerant and even-tempered perseverance
2. the capacity for calmly enduring pain, trying situations, etc
3. (Card Games) chiefly Brit any of various card games for one player only, in which the cards may be laid out in various combinations as the player tries to use up the whole pack. US equivalent: solitaire
4. obsolete permission; sufferance
[C13: via Old French from Latin patientia endurance, from patī to suffer]

pa•tience

(ˈpeɪ ʃəns)

n.
1. the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain without complaint, loss of temper, or anger.
2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.
3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence.
4. Chiefly Brit. solitaire (def. 1).
[1175–1225; Middle English pacience < Old French < Latin patientia. See patient, -ence]

Patience

 
  1. Had the patience of a man who worked a step at a time through month-long laboratory experiments —Elizabeth Spencer
  2. Mute and patient, like an old sheep waiting to be let out —Flannery O’Connor

    See Also: SILENCE

  3. Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains —William Penn
  4. Patience is passion tamed —Lyman Abbott
  5. Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter —Aristotle
  6. The patience of someone who finds a wounded animal in the woods and stays with it —Sharon Olds
  7. Patient as a turtle —Mary Hedin
  8. (I’ll be as) patient as a gentle stream —William Shakespeare
  9. Patient as the matador —George Garrett
  10. Patient, like an old man who has just dug his grave —Sharon Olds
  11. Patiently as the spider weaves the broken web —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. Patiently, like a weaver at his loom —Beryl Markham
  13. Stood as patiently as a horse being groomed —John D. MacDonald
  14. Tolerance … like that of a grandparent for unpredictable and troublesome children —William Faulkner
  15. Waiting patiently, in silence, as a cat does at a mousehole —Frank Swinnerton

Patience

 

patient as Griselda Extraordinarily patient, humble, and submissive. In Boccaccio’s Decameron (1353), Griselda was a common woman who married the Marquis of Saluzzo, a wealthy nobleman who subjected her to numerous tests of her womanly virtues. Griselda endured these tests without complaint, thus proving her patience, obedience, and meekness. The Griselda personage soon became the paragon of patience in the medieval miracle plays, and was further popularized by an appearance in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The name Griselda is still used in reference to a persevering, exceedingly patient woman.

sit tight To wait patiently; to bide one’s time; to await (sometimes anxiously) the results of an earlier activity; to refrain from voicing one’s opinions or ideas. This expression was originally a poker term applied to a person who, when it was his turn, neither bet nor threw in his cards, choosing instead to await the outcome of the game. Thus, while sit tight once smacked of stinginess, in contemporary applications, it usually implies patience.

patience

(card game) solitaire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patience - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetencepatience - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
impatience - a dislike of anything that causes delay
2.patience - a card game played by one person
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
canfield - a form of solitaire that involves gambling
klondike - a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time
crapette, Russian bank - solitaire with two players using separate packs

patience

noun
1. forbearance, tolerance, composure, serenity, cool (slang), restraint, calmness, equanimity, toleration, sufferance, even temper, imperturbability She lost her patience and shrieked, `Just shut up, will you?'
forbearance passion, excitement, irritation, impatience, nervousness, agitation, exasperation, restlessness
2. endurance, resignation, submission, fortitude, persistence, long-suffering, perseverance, stoicism, constancy a burden which he has borne with great patience
Quotations
"Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience" [Comte de Buffon]
"Patience is the virtue of an ass" [Lord Lansdowne]
"They also serve who only stand and wait" [John Milton Sonnet on his Blindness]
Proverbs
"All things come to those who wait"
"Rome was not built in a day"
"Patience is a virtue"

patience

noun
The capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
Translations
صَبْرصَبْرٌ
trpělivostpasiáns
tålmodighedkabaletålmod
kärsivällisyysmaltti
strpljenjestrpljivost
pasziánsztürelem
kapallòolinmæîi
忍耐
인내
răbdare
pasians
potrpežljivostpotrpljenje
tålamod
ความอดทน
sabırtek kişilik iskambil oyunu
sự kiên nhẫn

patience

[ˈpeɪʃəns] N
1.paciencia f
my patience is exhaustedse me ha acabado or agotado la paciencia
you must have patiencehay que tener paciencia
I have no patience with youya no te aguanto más
he has no patience with foolsno soporta a los tontos
to lose one's patience (with sth/sb)perder la paciencia (con algo/algn)
to try sb's patienceponer a prueba la paciencia de algn
to have the patience of a sainttener más paciencia que un santo
to possess one's soul in patiencearmarse de paciencia
2. (Brit) (Cards) → solitario m
to play patiencehacer un solitario

patience

[ˈpeɪʃəns] n
(= virtue) → patience f
He hasn't got much patience → Il n'a pas beaucoup de patience.
it takes patience to do ... → il faut de la patience pour faire ...
He doesn't have the patience to wait
BUT Il n'a pas la patience d'attendre.
to lose patience → perdre patience
to lose patience with sb → en avoir assez de qn
to try sb's patience, to test sb's patience → mettre la patience de qn à l'épreuve
(British) (= game) → réussite f
to play patience → faire une réussite

patience

n
Geduld f; to have patience/no patience (with somebody/something)Geduld/keine Geduld (mit jdm/etw) haben; to have no patience with somebody/something (fig inf: = dislike) → für jdn/etw nichts übrighaben; to lose (one’s) patience (with somebody/something)(mit jdm/etw) die Geduld verlieren; to try or test somebody’s patiencejds Geduld auf die Probe stellen; patience is a virtue (prov) → Geduld ist eine Tugend; patience, patience!nur Geduld!, immer mit der Ruhe! ? possess
(Brit Cards) → Patience f; to play patienceeine Patience legen

patience

[ˈpeɪʃns] n
a.pazienza
to lose one's patience → spazientirsi
to lose one's patience with sb/sth → perdere la pazienza con qn/qc
he has no patience with children → non ha pazienza con i bambini
b. (Brit) (Cards) → solitario
to play patience → fare un solitario

patient

(ˈpeiʃənt) adjective
suffering delay, pain, irritation etc quietly and without complaining. It will be your turn soon – you must just be patient!
noun
a person who is being treated by a doctor, dentist etc. The hospital had too many patients.
ˈpatiently adverb
ˈpatience noun
1. the ability or willingness to be patient. Patience is a virtue.
2. a card game usually played by one person. She often plays patience.

patience

صَبْرٌ trpělivost tålmodighed Geduld υπομονή paciencia kärsivällisyys patience strpljenje pazienza 忍耐 인내 geduld tålmodighet cierpliwość paciência терпение tålamod ความอดทน sabır sự kiên nhẫn 耐性

patience

n. paciencia, conformidad.
References in classic literature ?
Boys are trying enough to human patience, goodness knows, but girls are infinitely more so, especially to nervous gentlemen with tyrannical tempers and no more talent for teaching than Dr.
But they kept on with dogged patience, through many hardships.
But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.
And finally, at Matthew Maule's audacious suggestion of a transfer of the seven-gabled structure, the ghostly portrait is averred to have lost all patience, and to have shown itself on the point of descending bodily from its frame.
The Firm to which I was brutally consigned, as if I was a bale of merchandise, has worn out my patience by a series of petty insults; and I have felt compelled, from motives of self-respect, to withdraw my services, which were undervalued from the first.
Sire," replied the vizir, "much is gained by patience, and your Majesty might regret any violence.
Scratch my face, as my master was served in this very castle; run me through the body with burnished daggers; pinch my arms with red-hot pincers; I'll bear all in patience to serve these gentlefolk; but I won't let duennas touch me, though the devil should carry me off
I will not say there was a mutiny on board, but after a reasonable period of obstinacy, Captain Farragut (as Columbus did) asked for three days' patience.
Because men are seen, in affairs that lead to the end which every man has before him, namely, glory and riches, to get there by various methods; one with caution, another with haste; one by force, another by skill; one by patience, another by its opposite; and each one succeeds in reaching the goal by a different method.
At Bath his old aunts would have nursed him, but here it all falls upon me; and he bears pain with such patience that I have not the common excuse for losing my temper.
It is often seen that bad husbands, have very good wives; whether it be, that it raiseth the price of their husband's kindness, when it comes; or that the wives take a pride in their patience.