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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pa·tience /ˈpeʃən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tience n.
 1. 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.   --Col. i. 11.
    I must have patience to endure the load.   --Shak.
 Who hath learned lowliness
 From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.   --Keble.
 2. 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.   --Matt. xviii. 29.
 3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
    He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.   --Harte.
 4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.]
    They stay upon your patience.   --Shak.
 5. Bot. A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
 6. Card Playing Solitaire.
 Syn: -- Patience, Resignation.
 Usage: Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn: forbearance,
            longanimity] [ant: impatience]
      2: a card game played by one person [syn: solitaire]