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. Suffering pain, hardship, affliction, insult, etc., with meekness or calmness; forbearing; untiring in labor; persevering.
  14. One under the care of a doctor.
  15. Sustaining pain, etc., without repining: not easily provoked: persevering: expecting with calmness.
  16. One who bears or suffers: a person under medical treatment.
  17. A sufferer; one under medical treatment.
  18. Sustaining pain, wrong, or toil without complaint; meek; resigned; calmly expectant.
  19. A person under treatment for disease or injury.
  20. Sustaining pain, afflication, & c., without fretfulness, or with calmness; not easily provoked; persevering; waiting with calmness.
  21. That can suffer or endure calmly; enduring trials without murmuring or discontent; not easily provoked; persevering; calmly diligent; not over- eager or impetuous.
  22. A sick person; one labouring under some bodily disease and under professional treatment.

Usage examples for patient

  1. It is no task for him to be patient. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  2. Far better, as I said, to be patient. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  3. I don't like to see a new patient upset. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. Room there, Gentlemen, room for a Patient. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  5. At the end of two weeks the patient was allowed to go out. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  6. He got angry where he should have been most patient. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  7. And you," she added, turning to his brothers and sisters, " must be patient with him. – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  8. But I'm not a patient. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. 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
  10. Now I shall know what to say to the patient. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  11. 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
  12. " 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
  13. But she is not my patient. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  14. The patient opened her eyes again. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  15. " Go back to your patient," he said. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  16. 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
  17. It will do no harm to be patient. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  18. Is the patient going down? – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond