Definitions of patient

  1. 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
  2. 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"
  3. a person who requires medical care; " the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
  4. enduring without protest or complaint
  5. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
  6. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long- suffering.
  7. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
  8. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
  9. Forbearing; long- suffering.
  10. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
  11. To compose, to calm.
  12. A person under medical or surgical treatment; - correlative to physician or nurse.
  13. Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
  14. Suffering pain, hardship, affliction, insult, etc., with meekness or calmness; forbearing; untiring in labor; persevering.
  15. One under the care of a doctor.
  16. Patiently.
  17. One who is suffering from or under treatment for any disease.
  18. A physician's client; one being attended for ill- health.
  19. Sustaining pain, etc., without repining: not easily provoked: persevering: expecting with calmness.
  20. One who bears or suffers: a person under medical treatment.
  21. A sufferer; one under medical treatment.
  22. Sustaining pain, wrong, or toil without complaint; meek; resigned; calmly expectant.
  23. Possessing quiet endurance under distress or annoyance; calmly awaiting or enduring; meek; gentle; forbearing.
  24. A person under treatment for disease or injury.
  25. Sustaining pain, afflication, & c., without fretfulness, or with calmness; not easily provoked; persevering; waiting with calmness.
  26. A person in suffering, and under medical treatment; one passively affected.
  27. That can suffer or endure calmly; enduring trials without murmuring or discontent; not easily provoked; persevering; calmly diligent; not over- eager or impetuous.
  28. A sick person; one labouring under some bodily disease and under professional treatment.

Quotes of patient

  1. Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient – Ambrose Bierce
  2. In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to figure out what somebody is saying. Somebody might actually be saying something. – Stanley Crouch
  3. Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights. – Christopher Dodd
  4. If it's a slow race you have to be on your guard. You have to be patient but I prefer that. – Michael East
  5. The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  6. I'm patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer. – Brett Hull
  7. 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. – Jean Kerr
  8. We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded. – Charles Kingsley
  9. Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time. – Mercedes McCambridge
  10. If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. – Isaac Newton
  11. The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives, that is to say, to its type and peculiarities. – Paracelsus
  12. I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants. – Charles Schumer
  13. The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing. – Frank Shorter
  14. The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. – John Lancaster Spalding
  15. We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms; take the information out there already, add to it, focus it, harness it- and bring it to the patient who was just diagnosed today. – Bruce Vento

Usage examples for patient

  1. It will do no harm to be patient – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  2. Now I shall know what to say to the patient – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  3. The patient opened her eyes again. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. But she is not my patient – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  5. It is no task for him to be patient – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  6. I don't like to see a new patient upset. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. It may not always be easy, but the more perfect your trust, the easier it will be to be patient – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  8. I was called to see a patient – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  9. Room there, Gentlemen, room for a Patient – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  10. " Now, dear," said his mother, " You'd best stay at home, And try to be patient and good." – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  11. He got angry where he should have been most patient – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  12. Far better, as I said, to be patient – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  13. But I'm not a patient – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  14. But be patient with me, Alford. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  15. Only be patient with me a little, ... – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  16. Is the patient going down? – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  17. And you," she added, turning to his brothers and sisters, " must be patient with him. – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  18. At the end of two weeks the patient was allowed to go out. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  19. " Go back to your patient he said. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  20. But don't ask me to be an in- patient for it can't be done. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell

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