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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a person who requires medical care;
- Example: "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

2. 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;
[syn: affected role, patient role, patient]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;
- Example: "a patient smile"
- Example: "was patient with the children"
- Example: "an exact and patient scientist"
- Example: "please be patient"

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patient \Pa"tient\, n. 1. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient. [1913 Webster] Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that it often involves the agent and the patient. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse. [1913 Webster] Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] In patient, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary. Out patient, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patient \Pa"tient\ (p[=a]"shent), a. [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.] 1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear. [1913 Webster] Patient of severest toil and hardship. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] 2. Undergoing pains, trials, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering. [1913 Webster] 3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor. [1913 Webster] Whatever I have done is due to patient thought. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed. [1913 Webster] Not patient to expect the turns of fate. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 5. Forbearing; long-suffering. [1913 Webster] Be patient toward all men. --1 Thess. v. 14. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patient \Pa"tient\, v. t. To compose, to calm. [Obs.] "Patient yourself, madam." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

patient adj 1: 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" [ant: impatient] n 1: a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly" 2: 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 [syn: affected role, patient role, patient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "patient": Spartan, accepting, accommodating, acquiescent, apoplectic, armed with patience, arthritic, assiduous, benevolent, bovine, case, charitable, clement, compassionate, compliant, conciliatory, constant, consumptive, continuing, determined, diligent, disciplined, dispassionate, dogged, dull, dyspeptic, easy, easygoing, endurant, enduring, epileptic, even-tempered, faithful, firm, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, generous, gentle, guinea pig, humane, immutable, impassive, imperturbable, inalterable, incurable, indefatigable, indomitable, indulgent, industrious, inexcitable, inirritable, inpatient, insistent, invalid, invincible, kind, laboratory animal, lasting, lax, lenient, long-suffering, longanimous, loyal, magnanimous, merciful, mild, moderate, never-tiring, obstinate, outpatient, passive, patient as Job, permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, philosophical, placable, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, rapt, relentless, resigned, resolute, resolved, rheumatic, sedulous, self-controlled, self-possessed, serene, shut-in, sick person, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, soft, sparing, spastic, stable, staunch, steadfast, steady, stoic, stoical, stolid, stubborn, subject, submissive, sufferer, tenacious, tender, terminal case, testee, the sick, tireless, tolerant, tolerating, tolerative, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, understanding, undiscouraged, undisturbable, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflappable, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unirritable, unnervous, unnodding, unpassionate, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unresentful, unrevengeful, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, unyielding, utterly attentive, valetudinarian, weariless