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NOUN (2)

1. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence;
[syn: patience, forbearance, longanimity]

2. a card game played by one person;
[syn: solitaire, patience]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patience \Pa"tience\ (p[=a]"shens), n. [F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See Patient.] 1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster] Strengthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering. --Col. i. 11. [1913 Webster] I must have patience to endure the load. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Who hath learned lowliness From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance. [1913 Webster] Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. --Matt. xviii. 29. [1913 Webster] 3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance. [1913 Webster] He learned with patience, and with meekness taught. --Harte. [1913 Webster] 4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster] They stay upon your patience. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb. [1913 Webster] 6. (Card Playing) Solitaire. [1913 Webster] Syn: Patience, Resignation. Usage: Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Monk \Monk\, n. [AS. munuc, munec, munc, L. monachus, Gr. ?, fr. mo`nos alone. Cf. Monachism.] 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. "A monk out of his cloister." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Monks in some respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict a rule of life as monks are. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink. [1913 Webster] 3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) (a) A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus. (b) The European bullfinch. [1913 Webster] Monk bat (Zool.), a South American and West Indian bat (Molossus nasutus); -- so called because the males live in communities by themselves. Monk bird(Zool.), the friar bird. Monk seal (Zool.), a species of seal (Monachus albiventer) inhabiting the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic. Monk's rhubarb (Bot.), a kind of dock; -- also called patience (Rumex Patientia). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

patience n 1: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence [syn: patience, forbearance, longanimity] [ant: impatience] 2: a card game played by one person [syn: solitaire, patience]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "patience": acceptance, application, assiduity, assiduousness, ataraxia, ataraxy, benevolence, bovinity, bulldog tenacity, calmness, charitableness, charity, clemency, clementness, compassion, composure, concentration, condonation, constancy, cool, determination, diligence, dispassion, dispassionateness, disregard, dogged perseverance, doggedness, dullness, easiness, easy temper, easygoingness, endurance, engrossment, equanimity, even temper, fidelity, firmness, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, forgivingness, fortitude, generousness, gentleness, good temper, humaneness, humanity, impassiveness, impassivity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, indefatigability, indulgence, industriousness, industry, inexcitability, inexcitableness, inirritability, insistence, insistency, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, long-suffering, longanimity, loyalty, magnanimity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, moderateness, nonresistance, obstinacy, overlooking, passiveness, patience of Job, patientness, permanence, permissiveness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pity, plodding, plugging, preoccupation, relentlessness, resignation, resolution, resolve, restraint, sedulity, sedulousness, self-control, serenity, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, smooth temper, softness, stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stoicism, stolidity, stubbornness, submission, submissiveness, sufferance, suffering, tenaciousness, tenacity, tenderness, tirelessness, tolerance, toleration, uncomplainingness, unirritableness, unnervousness, unpassionateness, unremittingness, unrevengefulness, unswerving attention
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PATIENCE, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.