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patient (adj.)

14世纪中叶, paciente ,"能够无怨无悔地忍受不幸、痛苦等",来自古法语 pacient ,直接来自拉丁语 patientem "承受、支持、痛苦、忍受、允许"(见 patience )。从14世纪末为"迟钝的愤怒,自我克制,有忍受考验和挑衅的脾气"。自15世纪末为"平静地等待或期待一个结果,没有不满的情绪"。"与医疗病人有关"的意思是14世纪末,出自名词。相关内容: Patiently .

patient (n.)

"正在接受治疗的受苦、受伤或生病的人",14世纪末,来自古法语 pacient (n.),来自形容词,来自拉丁文 patientem "苦难"(见 patience )。在中古英语中也指任何耐心受苦的人。

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Definitions of patient from WordNet
1
patient (n.)
a person who requires medical care;
the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
patient (n.)
the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause;
Synonyms: affected role / patient role
2
patient (adj.)
enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;
please be patient
a patient smile
was patient with the children
an exact and patient scientist
From wordnet.princeton.edu