Hospital Definition

hŏspĭ-tl, -pĭtl
hospitals
noun
hospitals
A place of shelter and rest for travelers, etc.
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An institution providing medical, surgical, or psychiatric testing and treatment for people who are ill, injured, pregnant, etc. on an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency care basis: often involved with public health programs, research, medical education, etc.
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A charitable institution for providing and caring for the aged, infirm, orphaned, etc.
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A clinic providing surgical or emergency medical care for domesticated animals, esp. pets.
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A repair shop for dolls, clocks, or other small items.
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adjective

(obsolete) Hospitable.

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Other Word Forms of Hospital

Noun

Singular:
hospital
Plural:
hospitals

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”)

    From Wiktionary

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