pa·tient /ˈpeʃənt/ 名詞
Pa·tient, v. t. To compose, to calm. [Obs.] “Patient yourself, madam.”
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.
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.
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