Definition of patient in English:

patient

Syllabification: pa·tient
Pronunciation: /ˈpāSHənt
 
/

adjective

noun

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  • 2 Linguistics The semantic role of a noun phrase denoting something that is affected or acted upon by the action of a verb.

Derivatives

patiently

adverb
More example sentences
  • I'm at my local grocery store waiting patiently in the checkout aisle and there it is.
  • In the first instance, a child is patiently attempting to trace letters in a book.
  • They sat still, waiting patiently for the shaman to call upon his powers to change his form.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patient- 'suffering', from the verb pati.

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