Patience

Definition of Patience

Pa´tience   Pronunciation: pā´shens
n.1.The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
Strengthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering.
- Col. i. 11.
I must have patience to endure the load.
- Shak.
Who hath learned lowliness
From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.
- Keble.
2.The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
- Matt. xviii. 29.
3.Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.
- Harte.
4.Sufferance; permission.
They stay upon your patience.
- Shak.
5.(Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
6.(Card Playing) Solitaire.

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