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. 2000.


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