Associations to the word «Patient»


PATIENT, adjective. Content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting.
PATIENT, adjective. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.
PATIENT, adjective. (obsolete) Physically able to suffer or bear.
PATIENT, noun. A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.
PATIENT, noun. (linguistics) (grammar) The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.
PATIENT, noun. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
PATIENT ZERO, noun. The initial patient in the population of an epidemiological investigation.

Dictionary definition

PATIENT, noun. A person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly".
PATIENT, noun. 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.
PATIENT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia