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Patient vs. Patience

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Patientadjective

(of a person) Willing to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting.

‘Be patient: your friends will arrive in a few hours.’;

Patiencenoun

The quality of being patient.

Patientadjective

Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.

‘patient endeavour’;

Patiencenoun

Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. card game.

Patientadjective

(obsolete) Physically able to suffer or bear.

Patiencenoun

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.’; ‘I must have patience to endure the load.’; ‘Who hath learned lowlinessFrom his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.’;

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Patientnoun

A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

Patiencenoun

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.’;

Patientnoun

The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.

‘The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient.’;

Patiencenoun

Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.

‘He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.’;

Patientnoun

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

Patiencenoun

Sufferance; permission.

‘They stay upon your patience.’;

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Patientadjective

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

‘Patient of severest toil and hardship.’;

Patiencenoun

A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.

Patientadjective

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

Patiencenoun

Solitaire.

Patientadjective

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

‘Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.’;

Patiencenoun

good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

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Patientadjective

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

‘Not patient to expect the turns of fate.’;

Patiencenoun

a card game played by one person

Patientadjective

Forbearing; long-suffering.

‘Be patient toward all men.’;

Patience

Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to endure difficult circumstances. Patience may involve perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in disrespect/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.

Patientnoun

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.’;

Patientnoun

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

‘Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever.’;

Patientverb

To compose, to calm.

Patientnoun

a person who requires medical care;

‘the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly’;

Patientnoun

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

Patientadjective

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’;

Patientadjective

enduring without protest or complaint

Patient

A patient is any recipient of health care services that are performed by healthcare professionals. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, nurse, psychologist, dentist, veterinarian, or other health care provider.

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