HyperDic: patient

English > 3 senses of the word patient:
NOUNperson patienta person who requires medical care
communicationpatient, affected role, patient rolethe 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
ADJECTIVEallpatientenduring trying / trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
patient > pronunciation
Soundspey'shahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > patient: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningenduring trying / trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance.
Examples
  • "a patient smile"
  • "was patient with the children"
  • "an exact and patient scientist"
  • "please be patient"
Narrowerdiligent, perseveringquietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
enduring, long-sufferingpatiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble
forbearing, longanimousshowing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity
tolerant, patient ofshowing the capacity for endurance
unhurriedcapable of accepting delay with equanimity
See alsotolerantshowing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
uncomplainingnot complaining
OppositeimpatientRestless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
Spanishpaciente
Catalanpacient
Nounspatiencegood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
Adverbspatientlywith patience
English > patient: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who requires medical care.
Example"the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
Member ofdoctor-patient relationThe responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
nurse-patient relationThe responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
NarroweralexicA person with alexia
analysandA person undergoing psychoanalysis
arthriticA person afflicted with arthritis
hypertensiveA person who has abnormally high blood pressure
hypochondriacA patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
hypotensiveA person who has abnormally low blood pressure
index caseThe earliest documented case of a disease that is included in an epidemiological study
inpatient, inmateA patient who is residing in the hospital / hospital where he is being treated
outpatientA patient who does not reside in the hospital / hospital where he is being treated
vaccineeA patient who has been vaccinated
BroadercaseA person requiring professional services
sick person, diseased person, suffererA person suffering from an illness
Spanishpaciente
Catalanpacient
English > patient: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymsaffected role, patient role
Broadersemantic role, participant role(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

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