Crossword clues for patient
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Patient \Pa"tient\ (p[=a]"shent), a. [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]
Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
Patient of severest toil and hardship.
Undergoing pains, trials, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.
Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.
--Sir I. Newton.
Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
Not patient to expect the turns of fate.
Be patient toward all men.
--1 Thess. v. 14.
Patient \Pa"tient\, n.
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.
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.
Patient \Pa"tient\, v. t.
To compose, to calm. [Obs.] ``Patient yourself, madam.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem "bearing, supporting, suffering, enduring, permitting" (see patience). Meaning "pertaining to a medical patient" is late 14c., from the noun. Related: Patiently.
"suffering or sick person under medical treatment," late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).
a. 1 Content to wait if necessary; not lose one's temper while waiting. 2 Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent. 3 (context obsolete English) Physically able to suffer or bear. n. A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.
adj. 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]
enduring without protest or complaint
In linguistics, a grammatical patient, also called the target or undergoer, is the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out or the thematic relation such a participant has with an action. Sometimes, "theme" and "patient" are used to mean the same thing.
When used to mean different things, "patient" describes a receiver that changes state ("I crushed the car") and "theme" describes something that does not change state ("I have the car"). By that definition, stative verbs act on themes, and dynamic verbs act on patients.
Patient is the name of a 192-page memoir by musician Ben Watt. It was published May 1, 1997 by Penguin Books (ISBN 0-8021-3583-8). The book dealt largely with Watt's experience with a rare disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and his recovery.
The book was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Sunday Times Book Of The Year chosen by William Boyd and Village Voice Literary Supplement Favorite Book of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Esquire-Waterstones Best Non-Fiction Award in the UK.
A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.
Patient may also refer to:
- Patient (grammar), in linguistics, the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out
- Patient (memoir), a book by Ben Watt
- " The Patient", an episode of the TV series Miracles
- Patient UK, a trusted health website
- Patient, a 1999 album by Bluebottle Kiss
- "Patient", a song by Peter Hammill from his 1983 album Patience
- "Patient", a song by Klinik from their 1992 album Contrast
- "Patient", a song by Corpus Delicti from their 1994 album Sylphes
- "The Patient", a song by Fine China from their 2000 album When The World Sings
- "The Patient", a song by Tool from their 2001 album Lateralus
- "Patiently", a song by Journey from their 1978 album Infinity
- "Patiently", a song by 10 Years from Division
Usage examples of "patient".
Even in this somewhat advanced stage of the disease, when the symptoms are so apparent, many cases are shamefully neglected because an ignorant adviser says it is nothing serious and that the patient will outgrow it.
Since, with most patients, it was normal to use penicillin to treat pneumonia, it appeared that Townsend had either read the allergy warning in his file, or had remembered it-perhaps both.
Patients with personality disorders are alloplastic in their defences.
The patient recovered in four months, but suffered from amaurosis which had commenced at the time of the stab.
The patient could die of a heart attack during the ambulance transfer.
So does that mean something happened between the time the patients left the ambulance and when they arrived upstairs?
The obstetricians would keep delivering their patients over there and exposing them to what could turn out to be a fatal ambulance ride.
Nurse Banks went to the side table, took up the ampoule of camphor, went through the pantomime of filling a syringe and returned to the patient.
Crompton quotes another case, in which the patient held a candle with one hand while the operator amputated his other arm at the shoulder-joint.
Grafts from the rabbit and dog failed, and the skin from the amputated stump of a boy was employed, and the patient was able to leave the hospital in seven months.
The finger was then amputated at the second joint and the plastic operation completed, with a result pleasing both to patient and operator.
Jackson, quoted by Ashhurst, had a patient from whom he simultaneously amputated all four limbs for frost-bite.
When he finally came to the story of the thresher amputee, and the calm workings of the phymech as his patient died, the eyes turned from Bergman.
I want to take a moment here to respond to the other common concern voiced by my female patients over the years: Second only to cleanliness, many women are resistant to the thought of penetrating their partners due to an odd societal stigma that equates anal stimulation with homosexuality and, hence, emasculation.
Medico-Chirurgical Association of London, January 25, 1870, there was an anosmic patient mentioned who was very fond of the bouquet of moselle, and Carter mentioned that he knew a man who had lost both the senses of taste and smell, but who claimed that he enjoyed putrescent meat.