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Meaning & Definition of Patient in English





1. A person who requires medical care

  • "The number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
  • patient

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

  • affected role,
  • patient role,
  • patient


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"
  • patient

Examples of using

The patient didn't respond to treatment.
Paper is patient. There may pass a long time from the planning stage till the execution of a project. Not everything agreed on paper will be respected and accomplished. There is much written down what is wrong.
The patient made a full recovery.