Definition of patience in English:

patience

Line breaks: pa|tience
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 2British Any of various forms of card game for one player, the object of which is to use up all one’s cards by forming particular arrangements and sequences.
    More example sentences
    • One sister has already nabbed the food and cards, and is sitting playing patience.

Phrases

lose patience (or lose one's patience)

Become unable to keep one’s temper: even Laurence finally lost patience with him
More example sentences
  • Gareth was slowly losing his patience and temper as he tried to get them to block each other's blows.
  • Rhea was close to losing her patience and her temper.
  • Just keep a cool head and don't lose your patience or your temper.

Origin

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

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