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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patient  \Pa"tient\,  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. 
  Patient  of  severest  toil  and  hardship.  --Bp.  Fell. 
  2.  Undergoing  pains,  trails,  or  the  like  without  murmuring 
  or  fretfulness;  bearing  up  with  equanimity  against 
  trouble;  long-suffering. 
  3.  Constant  in  pursuit  or  exertion;  persevering;  calmly 
  diligent;  as  patient  endeavor. 
  Whatever  I  have  done  is  due  to  patient  thought. 
  --Sir  I. 
  4.  Expectant  with  calmness,  or  without  discontent;  not  hasty; 
  not  overeager;  composed. 
  Not  patient  to  expect  the  turns  of  fate.  --Prior. 
  5.  Forbearing;  long-suffering. 
  Be  patient  toward  all  men.  --1  Thess.  v. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patient  \Pa"tient\,  n. 
  1.  ONe  who  or  that  which  is  passively  affected;  a  passive 
  Malice  is  a  passion  so  impetuous  and  precipitate 
  that  often  involves  the  agent  and  the  patient. 
  --Gov.  of 
  2.  A  person  under  medical  or  surgical  treatment;  -- 
  correlative  to  physician  or  nurse. 
  Like  a  physician,  .  .  .  seeing  his  patient  in  a 
  pestilent  fever.  --Sir  P. 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patient  \Pa"tient\,  v.  t. 
  To  compose,  to  calm.  [Obs.]  ``Patient  yourself  madam.'' 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 
  2:  enduring  without  protest  or  complaint 
  n  :  a  person  who  requires  medical  care  "the  number  of  emergency 
  patients  has  grown  rapidly" 

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