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patients (grammar)

patients is a plural form of patient

patient (grammar)

Definition:

the semantic role of an entity that isn't the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

patients

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

[adjective] "bearing or enduring without complaint", from Latin patientem. |...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of patients...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Patient

any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, veterinarian, or other health care provider. The word patient originally ... (38 of 841 words, 1 image)

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Patient (disambiguation)

any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. Patient may also refer to: Patient (grammar), in linguistics, the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out | Patient (memoir), a book by Ben Watt | "The Patient", an ... (40 of 190 words, 12 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

patient | tolerant [synonym, sense-specific] | understanding [synonym, sense-specific] | patiently [adverb, derived]

enduring trying circumstances with even temper | tolerant; understanding | capable of accepting delay with equanimity | persevering or diligent | ... (17 of 488 words, 7 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/patient

Merriam-Webster:

patient [entry 1, adjective] | forbearing [synonym, sense-specific] | long-suffering [synonym, sense-specific] | stoic [synonym, sense-specific] | tolerant [synonym, sense-specific] | uncomplaining [synonym, sense-specific] | complaining [antonym, sense-specific] | fed up [antonym, sense-specific] | impatient [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint | manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain | not hasty or impetuous | steadfast despite ... (20 of 337 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/patient

patient [entry 2, noun] | case [synonym, sense-specific] | inpatient [similar, sense-specific] | outpatient [similar, sense-specific] | rehabilitant [similar, sense-specific] | sufferer [similar, sense-specific] | victim [similar, sense-specific] | convalescent [similar, sense-specific] | nursling [similar, sense-specific]

an individual awaiting or under medical care and treatment ; the recipient of any of various personal services | one that is acted upon (23 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

patient | goal [sense-specific] | patiently [adverb, related]

Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness. | Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, ... (19 of 137 words, 9 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/patient

Oxford Dictionary:

patient | patiently [derived]

able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious | a person receiving or registered to receive medical ... (22 of 118 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/patient

Random House Dictionary:

patient | patient of [sense-specific]

a person who is under medical care or treatment. | a person or thing that undergoes some action. | [archaic] a sufferer or victim. | bearing ... (23 of 111 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/patient

New World Dictionary:

patient | patiently [adverb, related]

bearing or enduring pain, trouble, etc. without complaining or losing self-control | refusing to be provoked or angered, as by an insult; forbearing; ... (22 of 103 words, 10 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

patient [adjective] | patiently [adverb, related]

someone who is patient is able to wait for a long time or deal with a difficult situation without becoming angry or upset ; used about people's ... (27 of 79 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/patient 7

patient [countable] | patients [plural]

someone who is receiving medical treatment (6 of 56 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/patient

Wiktionary:

patient | patients [plural] | composed [synonym, sense-specific] | longminded [synonym, sense-specific] | impatient [antonym, sense-specific] | antsy [antonym, sense-specific] | agent [antonym, sense-specific]

content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; longminded; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait | A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person. | [linguistics,... (38 of 74 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/patient

Cambridge Dictionary:

patient [entry 1]

a person who is receiving medical care, or who is cared for by a particular doctor or dentist when necessary (20 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/patient 1

patient [entry 2] | patiently [adverb, derived]

having patience Opposite: impatient (4 of 41 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/patient 2

Encarta Dictionary:

patient | patients [plural]

able to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset | able to persevere calmly, especially when faced with difficulties | ... (21 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724215​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

patient

First use: early 14th century

Origin: [adjective] "bearing or enduring without complaint", from Latin patientem. | [noun] "suffering or sick person", late 14th century, from Old ... (22 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=patient

Wiktionary:

patient | patients [plural]

Origin: Latin patiens, present participle of pati ("to suffer, endure"); akin to Greek πάσχειν (paskhein, "to suffer"); see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pēi- "to hurt" [Pokorny pēi- 792].

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/patient

American Heritage Dictionary:

patient

Origin: Middle English pacient, from Old French, from Latin patiēns, patient-, present participle of patī, to endure; see pēi- in Indo-European roots.

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New World Dictionary:

patient

Origin: Middle English pacient from Old French from Latin patiens, patient, present participle of pati: see "passion"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/patient

Oxford Dictionary:

patient

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patient- "suffering", from the verb pati

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/patient

Collins Dictionary:

patient

First use: 14th century

Origin: see patience

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/patient

Merriam-Webster:

patient [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English pacient, from Anglo-French, from Latin patient-, patiens, from present participle of pati to suffer; ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/patient

Encarta Dictionary:

patient | patients [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin patient-, present participle of pati "suffer"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724215​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

patient | patients [plural]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "patient"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "patient"

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Collins Dictionary:

patient

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "patient"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/patient

Macmillan British Dictionary:

patient [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "patient"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/patient 7

patient [countable] | patients [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "patient"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/patient

Macmillan American Dictionary:

patient [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "patient"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/patient 7

patient [countable] | patients [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "patient"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

patient [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "patient"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "patient"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/patient 2

the Free Dictionary:

patient

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "patient"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "patient"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "patient" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/patient

Google Dictionary:

patient | patients [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "patient"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

patient

Audio: North American pronunciation of "patient"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=patien​02 word=patient

YourDictionary Audio:

patient

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "patient" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

patient

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "patient" by speech synthesizer

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