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Patient meaning

patient - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
  2. 2. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long- suffering.
  3. 3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
  4. 4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
  5. 5. Forbearing; long- suffering.
  6. 6. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
  7. 7. To compose, to calm.
  8. 8. A person under medical or surgical treatment; - correlative to physician or nurse.
  9. 9. A sufferer; one under medical treatment.
  10. 10. Sustaining pain, wrong, or toil without complaint; meek; resigned; calmly expectant.

patient - examples of usage

  1. " Perhaps you are still, dear," said Doggie, with his patient smile. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. I was seeing a patient in the house of one of the lower orders, and the woman came in with some article of children's clothing to sell. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. He stopped the doctor, who was about to speak, with: " I know what you are going to say; let it stand over a bit- wait and be patient- all that sort of game! - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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