An example of hospital is where an ambulance would take you.
An example of hospital is where someone would go to have surgery done.
Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital.
A doll hospital.
Origin of hospital
- Middle English hospice from Old French ospital from Medieval Latin hospitāle from neuter of Latin hospitālis of a guest from hospes hospit- guest ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), from Latin hospitālis (“hospitable”), from hospes (“host, guest”)