[hos-pi-tl] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl/
an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.
a similar establishment for the care of animals.
a repair shop for specific portable objects:
violin hospital; doll hospital.
British. an institution supported by charity or taxes for the care of the needy, as an orphanage or old people’s home.
an institution for the medical, surgical, obstetric, or psychiatric care and treatment of patients
(modifier) having the function of a hospital: a hospital ship
a repair shop for something specified: a dolls’ hospital
(archaic) a charitable home, hospice, or school
mid-13c., “shelter for the needy,” from Old French hospital, ospital “hostel” (Modern French hôpital), from Late Latin hospitale “guest-house, inn,” neuter of Latin adjective hospitalis “of a guest or host,” from hospes (genitive hospitis); see host (n.1). Later “charitable institution to house and maintain the needy” (early 15c.); sense of “institution for sick people” is first recorded 1540s.
hospital hos·pi·tal (hŏs’pĭ-tl, -pĭt’l)
An institution that provides medical, surgical, or psychiatric care and treatment for the sick or the injured.
noun 1. a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.
noun 1. a fold on a bed sheet or blanket made by tucking the foot or head of the sheet straight under the mattress with the ends protruding and then making a diagonal fold at the side corner of the sheet and tucking this under to produce a triangular corner. noun 1. a corner of […]
[hos-pi-tl-er] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər/ noun 1. a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem. 2. (lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to […]
[aws-pee-tah-let] /ˌɔs pi tɑˈlɛt/ noun 1. a city in NE Spain, near Barcelona. /Spanish ɔspitaˈlɛt/ noun 1. a city in NE Spain, a SW suburb of Barcelona. Pop: 246 415 (2003 est)