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patient British & World English

Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious

patient English Thesaurus

I must ask you to be patient with my navigation

day patient British & World English

A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying overnight

patient Lucy British & World English

North American term for busy Lizzie.

patient zero British & World English

Used to refer to the person identified as the first carrier of a communicable disease in an outbreak of related cases

private patient British & World English

A patient who is receiving private medical treatment

heartsink patient British & World English

(Among doctors) a patient who makes frequent visits to a surgery, complaining of persistent but unidentifiable ailments

inpatient British & World English

A patient who lives in hospital while under treatment

outpatient British & World English

A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying there overnight