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

 pa·tient /ˈpeʃənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pa·tient /ˈpeʃənt/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tient, v. t. To compose, to calm. [Obs.] Patient yourself, madam.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tient a.
 1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
    Patient of severest toil and hardship.   --Bp. Fell.
 2. Undergoing pains, trials, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.
 3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
    Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.   --Sir I. Newton.
 4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
    Not patient to expect the turns of fate.   --Prior.
 5. Forbearing; long-suffering.
    Be patient toward all men.   --1 Thess. v. 14.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tient, n.
 1. 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.   --Gov. of Tongue.
 2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.
    Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 In patient, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.
 Out patient, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: impatient]
      2: enduring without protest or complaint
      n 1: a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency
           patients has grown rapidly"
      2: 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 [syn: affected role, patient