An example of patient is waiting two hours to see the vet without protest.
An example of patient is someone having her throat checked by a doctor.
An unfailingly patient leader and guide.
With patient industry, she revived the failing business and made it thrive.
A patient face.
A patient worker.
- Capable of bearing (fatigue, thirst, etc.).
- Admitting of or having (a certain meaning).
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of patient
- Middle English pacient from Old French from Latin patiēns patient- present participle of patī to endure pē(i)- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition