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pa·tient

 (pā′shənt)
adj.
1. Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness.
2. Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance.
3. Tolerant; understanding: an unfailingly patient leader and guide.
4. Persevering; constant: With patient industry, she revived the failing business and made it thrive.
5. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.
6. Capable of bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance: "My uncle Toby was a man patient of injuries" (Laurence Sterne).
n.
1. One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.
2. Linguistics A noun or noun phrase identifying one that is acted upon or undergoes an action. Also called goal.
3. Obsolete One who suffers.

[Middle English pacient, from Old French, from Latin patiēns, patient-, present participle of patī, to endure; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

pa′tient·ly adv.

patient

(ˈpeɪʃənt)
adj
1. enduring trying circumstances with even temper
2. tolerant; understanding
3. capable of accepting delay with equanimity
4. persevering or diligent: a patient worker.
5. archaic admitting of a certain interpretation
n
6. (Medicine) a person who is receiving medical care
7. rare a person or thing that is the recipient of some action
[C14: see patience]
ˈpatiently adv

pa•tient

(ˈpeɪ ʃənt)

n.
1. a person who is under medical care or treatment.
2. a person or thing that undergoes some action.
adj.
3. bearing provocation, annoyance, pain, etc., without complaint or anger.
4. characterized by or expressing such a quality.
5. persevering or diligent; steady.
6. undergoing the action of another (opposed to agent).
Idioms:
patient of,
a. able and willing to endure: patient of others' mistakes.
b. susceptible of.
[1275–1325; Middle English pacient (adj. and n.) < Middle French < Latin patient- (s. of patiēns), present participle of patī to undergo, suffer, bear; see -ent]
pa′tient•ly, adv.

patient

A sick, injured, wounded, or other person requiring medical and/or dental care or treatment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patient - a person who requires medical carepatient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
alexic - a person with alexia
analysand - a person undergoing psychoanalysis
arthritic - a person afflicted with arthritis; "the hands of an elderly arthritic"
case - a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
hypertensive - a person who has abnormally high blood pressure
hypochondriac - a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
hypotensive - a person who has abnormally low blood pressure
index case - the earliest documented case of a disease that is included in an epidemiological study
inpatient, inmate - a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
outpatient - a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
vaccinee - a patient who has been vaccinated
doctor-patient relation - the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
nurse-patient relation - the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
2.patient - 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
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
Adj.1.patient - 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"
uncomplaining - not complaining; "uncomplaining courage"
tolerant - showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
impatient - restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"

patient

noun
1. sick person, case, sufferer, invalid He specialized in the treatment of cancer patients.
adjective
1. forbearing, understanding, forgiving, mild, accommodating, tolerant, indulgent, lenient, even-tempered He was endlessly kind and patient with children.
forbearing impatient, cross, bad-tempered, intolerant, cantankerous, ill-tempered, crotchety (informal), ill-humoured, narky (Brit. slang), ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), abrupt, irritable, snappy, curt, brusque, irascible, testy
2. long-suffering, resigned, calm, enduring, quiet, composed, persistent, philosophical, serene, persevering, stoical, submissive, self-possessed, uncomplaining, untiring years of patient devotion to her family
Quotations
"That patient is not like to recover who makes the doctor his heir" [Thomas Fuller Gnomologia]

patient

adjective
Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint:
Translations
إنْسان صَبورصَبورصَبُورٌمَرِيضٌ
pacienttrpělivý-ka
patienttålmodig
kärsivällinenpotilas
pacijentstrpljivpacijenticapacijentkinja
beteg
sjúklinguròolinmóîur
忍耐強い患者
인내심이 있는환자
patiens
kantriaikantruskantrybėpacientaspasiansas
bolnikpotrpežljiv
patienttålmodig
คนป่วยอดทน
bệnh nhânkiên nhẫn

patient

1 [ˈpeɪʃənt] ADJ [person] → paciente; [explanation] → detallado
to be patienttener paciencia
you must be patienthay que tener paciencia
we have been patient long enough!¡se nos está acabando or agotando la paciencia!
to be patient with sbtener paciencia con algn

patient

2 [ˈpeɪʃənt]
A. N (on doctor's list) → paciente mf; (having medical treatment) → enfermo/a m/f
see also cancer, mental
B. CPD patient care Ncuidado m de los enfermos

patient

[ˈpeɪʃənt]
n
[doctor] → patient(e) m/f
(in hospital)malade mf
modif [care, records] → des patients patient confidentiality
adjpatient(e)
to be patient with sb → être patient(e) avec qnpatient confidentiality nconfidentialité f des informations concernant les patients

patient

adjgeduldig; to be patient with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw geduldig sein; you must be very patient about itdu musst sehr viel Geduld haben or sehr geduldig sein; we have been patient long enough!unsere Geduld ist erschöpft!; his years of patient work paid offseine jahrelange geduldige Arbeit zahlte sich aus; patient endurancezähe Geduld
nPatient(in) m(f); cancer/heart patientKrebs-/Herzpatient(in) m(f)

patient

[ˈpeɪʃnt]
1. adjpaziente
to be patient with sb → essere paziente or aver pazienza con qn
2. n (Med) → paziente m/f, malato/a

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.

patient

صَبُورٌ, مَرِيضٌ pacient, trpělivý patient, tålmodig geduldig, Patient ασθενής, υπομονετικός paciente kärsivällinen, potilas patient pacijent, strpljiv paziente 忍耐強い, 患者 인내심이 있는, 환자 geduldig, patiënt pasient, tålmodig cierpliwy, pacjent paciente пациент, терпеливый patient, tålmodig คนป่วย, อดทน hasta, sabırlı bệnh nhân, kiên nhẫn 病人, 耐心的

pa·tient

n. paciente, enfermo-a,
___ dischargealta, egreso del___;
___ 's carecuidado del ___;
private ______ privado-a;
self-paying ______ solvente;
impatient ______ interno;
outpatient___ externo;
adv. con paciencia, pacientemente.

patient

adj paciente; n paciente mf, enfermo -ma mf; patient-centered centrado en el paciente
References in classic literature ?
In his Indian captivity, moreover, he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and roots; nor did he conceal from his patients that these simple medicines, Nature's boon to the untutored savage, had quite as large a share of his own confidence as the European Pharmacopoeia, which so many learned doctors had spent centuries in elaborating.
In others, experts assembled patients in a room and prayed over them, and appealed to their faith, and those patients went away cured.
The patients remain in the great tanks for hours at a time.
I had a couple of patients with the chills, and of course I'd of liked to run up to town and see them, but I dasn't, because the nigger might get away, and then I'd be to blame; and yet never a skiff come close enough for me to hail.
Doctor Manette received such patients here as his old reputation, and its revival in the floating whispers of his story, brought him.
But Doctor Kimble (country apothecaries in old days enjoyed that title without authority of diploma), being a thin and agile man, was flitting about the room with his hands in his pockets, making himself agreeable to his feminine patients, with medical impartiality, and being welcomed everywhere as a doctor by hereditary right--not one of those miserable apothecaries who canvass for practice in strange neighbourhoods, and spend all their income in starving their one horse, but a man of substance, able to keep an extravagant table like the best of his patients.
We have sometimes higher duties than indulgence to the natural feelings of our patients.
Squire and I cooked outside in spite of the danger, and even outside we could hardly tell what we were at, for horror of the loud groans that reached us from the doctor's patients.
Bates, my master, encouraged me, and by him I was recommended to several patients.
Lanyon, had his house and received his crowding patients.
I can fancy what a wonderful power he must have over his patients.
Among many wonderful stories related of this mirror, it was fabled that the spirits of all the doctor's deceased patients dwelt within its verge, and would stare him in the face whenever he looked thitherward.

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