Patient

Definition of Patient

Pa´tient   Pronunciation: pā´shent
a.1.Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
Patient of severest toil and hardship.
- Bp. Fell.
2.Undergoing pains, trials, 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.
- Sir I. Newton.
4.Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
Not patient to expect the turns of fate.
- Prior.
5.Forbearing; long-suffering.
Be patient toward all men.
- 1 Thess. v. 14.
n.1.One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that it often involves the agent and the patient.
- Gov. of Tongue.
2.A person under medical or surgical treatment; - correlative to physician or nurse.
Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever.
- Sir P. Sidney.
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.
v. t.1.To compose, to calm.

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