Meaning of patience

pa•tience

Pronunciation: (pā'shuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
  2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
  3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
  4. solitaire (def. 1).
  5. Also calleda European dock, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, whose leaves are often used as a vegetable.
  6. leave; permission; sufference.

Pa•tience

Pronunciation: (pā'shuns), [key]
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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