Associations to the word «Hospital»

Wiktionary

HOSPITAL, noun. A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
HOSPITAL, noun. A building founded for the long term care of its residents, such as an almshouse. The residents may have no physical ailments, but simply need financial support.
HOSPITAL, noun. (obsolete) A place of lodging.
HOSPITAL, noun. (UK) (chiefly in prepositional phrases) (without determiner or article) The place and state of being hospitalized.
HOSPITAL, adjective. (obsolete) hospitable
HOSPITAL CORNER, noun. A tight and precise method of tucking a sheet or blanket under the edges of a mattress, so as to form crisp folds at the corners of the bed.
HOSPITAL CORNERS, noun. Plural of hospital corner
HOSPITAL FEVER, noun. Typhus.
HOSPITAL PASS, noun. (literally) A pass (for schools, military, etc.) exempting one from regular activities, to instead visit a hospital for treatment
HOSPITAL PASS, noun. (figuratively) (sport) (British) (Australian) (Irish) A poorly executed pass to a team-mate, who is likely to lose the ball as a result. (Originally rugby union, where the recipient of a hospital pass is a sitting duck for a hard tackle.)
HOSPITAL PASS, noun. (by extension) a promotion or delegation which is likely to end in failure or ignominy; a poisoned chalice
HOSPITAL PASS, noun. (figuratively) (Ultimate Frisbee) A throw that stays in the air long enough that it allows too many people to get underneath it, increasing the risk of injury and a trip to the hospital.
HOSPITAL SHIP, noun. A large ship that is intended to serve as a mobile hospital with appropriate equipment and personnel.
HOSPITAL SHIPS, noun. Plural of hospital ship

Dictionary definition

HOSPITAL, noun. A health facility where patients receive treatment.
HOSPITAL, noun. A medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care.

Wise words

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