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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hospital  \Hos"pi*tal\,  a.  [L.  hospitalis:  cf  OF  hospital.] 
  Hospitable.  [Obs.]  --Howell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hospital  \Hos"pi*tal\,  n.  [OF.  hospital,  ospital,  F.  h[^o]pital, 
  LL  hospitale  (or  perh.  E.  hospital  is  directly  from  the  Late 
  Latin),  from  L.  hospitalis  relating  to  a  guest,  hospitalia 
  apartments  for  guests,  fr  hospes  guest.  See  {Host}  a 
  landlord,  and  cf  {Hostel},  {Hotel},  {Spital}.] 
  1.  A  place  for  shelter  or  entertainment;  an  inn.  [Obs.] 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  building  in  which  the  sick,  injured,  or  infirm  are 
  received  and  treated;  a  public  or  private  institution 
  founded  for  reception  and  cure,  or  for  the  refuge,  of 
  persons  diseased  in  body  or  mind,  or  disabled,  infirm,  or 
  dependent,  and  in  which  they  are  treated  either  at  their 
  own  expense,  or  more  often  by  charity  in  whole  or  in  part 
  a  tent,  building,  or  other  place  where  the  sick  or  wounded 
  of  an  army  cared  for 
 
  {Hospital  ship},  a  vessel  fitted  up  for  a  floating  hospital. 
 
 
  {Hospital  Sunday},  a  Sunday  set  apart  for  simultaneous 
  contribution  in  churches  to  hospitals;  as  the  London 
  Hospital  Sunday. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hospital 
  n  1:  a  health  facility  where  patients  receive  treatment  [syn:  {infirmary}] 
  2:  a  medical  institution  where  sick  or  injured  people  are  given 
  medical  or  surgical  care 




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