patient

[pa┬Ětient]

You are patient if you don't get frustrated or annoyed when you have to wait or deal with difficulties. The band director may show patient leadership, but a football coach uses other methods with his team.

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Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

Noun
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

Noun
a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

Adjective S.
enduring without protest or complaint

Adjective
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"


a.
Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

a.
Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.

a.
Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.

a.
Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.

a.
Forbearing; long-suffering.

n.
ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

n.
A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.

v. t.
To compose, to calm.


Patient

Pa"tient , a. [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p.pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.] 1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
Patient of severest toil and hardship.
2. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering. 3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.
4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
Not patient to expect the turns of fate.
5. Forbearing; long-suffering.
Be patient toward all men.

Patient

Pa"tient, n. 1. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that often involves the agent and the patient.
2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.
Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever.
In patient, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary. -- Out patient, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary.

Patient

Pa"tient, v. t. To compose, to calm. [Obs.] "Patient yourself, madam." Shak.

Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

To compose, to calm.

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Usage Examples

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war.

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Other Usage Examples

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management.

As a former professional patient advocate, I believe prescription drugs are an essential part of high-quality medical treatment, and I supported enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act.

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

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