PATIENT, adjective pa'shent. [Latin patiens.]
1. Having the quality of enduring evils without murmuring or fretfulness; sustaining afflictions of body or mind with fortitude, calmness or christian submission to the divine will; as a patient person, or a person of patient temper. It is followed by of before the evil endured; as patient of labor or pain; patient of heat or cold.
2. Not easily provoked; calm under the sufferance of injuries or offenses; not revengeful.
Be patient towards all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
3. Persevering; constant in pursuit or exertion; calmly diligent.
Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.
4. Not hasty; not over eager or impetuous; waiting or expecting with calmness or without discontent.
Not patient to expect the turns of fate.
PA'TIENT, noun A person or thing that received impressions from external agents; he or that which is passively affected.
Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate, that it often involves the agent and the patient
1. A person diseased or suffering bodily indisposition. It is used in relation to the physician; as, the physician visits his patient morning and evening.
2. It is sometimes used absolutely for a sick person.
It is wonderful to observe how inapprehensive these patients are of their disease.
PA'TIENT, verb intransitive To compose one's self. [Not used.]