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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 ?
He made the patient feel like a boy confronted by a jolly schoolmaster; his illness was an absurd piece of naughtiness which amused rather than irritated.
Above all, he feared the patient would be angry at it.
He found his patient stretched on his bed, his legs swelled, his face livid, and his stomach collapsed.
In two or three days' time I received my first intelligence of the patient and his nurse.
The physician laughed at his own pleasantry, but narrowly watched his patient from the corner of his eye.
For the first time, for many a long year past, the Doctor felt his pulse quicken its beat in the presence of a patient.
The reader may perhaps be surprized, that, instead of endeavouring to revive the patient, the learned gentlemen should fall immediately into a dispute on the occasion of his death; but in reality all such experiments had been made before their arrival: for the captain was put into a warm bed, had his veins scarified, his forehead chafed, and all sorts of strong drops applied to his lips and nostrils.
Then the king stroked the ulcers, while the reading continued; finally, the patient graduated and got his nickel -- the king hanging it around his neck himself -- and was dismissed.
Soon after this comfortable declaration from his school master, the lad was removed to the house of the village doctor, a gentleman whose early career had not been unlike that of our hero where he was to be seen sometimes watering a horse, at others watering medicines, blue, yellow, and red: then again he might be noticed lolling under an apple-tree, with Ruddiman’s Latin Grammar in his hand, and a corner of Denman’s Midwifery sticking out of a pocket; for his instructor held it absurd to teach his pupil how to dispatch a patient regularly from this world, before he knew how to bring him into it.
A KIND-HEARTED Physician sitting at the bedside of a patient afflicted with an incurable and painful disease, heard a noise behind him, and turning saw a cat laughing at the feeble efforts of a wounded mouse to drag itself out of the room.
He came himself to live with me in the character of a resident patient.
There's no reform in the matter: the question is, whether the profit on the drugs is paid to the medical man by the druggist or by the patient, and whether there shall be extra pay under the name of attendance.

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