[pey-shuh nt] /ˈpeɪ ʃənt/
a person who is under medical care or treatment.
a person or thing that undergoes some action.
Archaic. a sufferer or victim.
bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
characterized by or expressing such a quality:
a patient smile.
quietly and steadily persevering or diligent, especially in detail or exactness:
a patient worker.
undergoing the action of another (opposed to ).
enduring trying circumstances with even temper
capable of accepting delay with equanimity
persevering or diligent: a patient worker
(archaic) admitting of a certain interpretation
a person who is receiving medical care
(rare) a person or thing that is the recipient of some action
mid-14c., “enduring without complaint,” from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
“suffering or sick person under medical treatment,” late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).
patient pa·tient (pā’shənt)
One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.
[pat-ee] /ˈpæt i/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. (of a cross) having arms of equal length, each expanding outward from the center; formée: a cross paty.
/pɑːteɪkiː/ noun (pl) patiki 1. (NZ) another name for dab2 (sense 3)
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[pat-n-uh, puh-tee-nuh] /ˈpæt n ə, pəˈti nə/ noun 1. a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value. 2. a similar film or coloring appearing gradually on some other substance. 3. a surface calcification of implements, usually indicating great age. /ˈpætɪnə/ […]