American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An institution that provides medical, surgical, or psychiatric care and treatment for the sick or the injured.
- n. Chiefly British A charitable institution, such as an orphanage or a home for the elderly.
- n. A repair shop for specified items: a doll hospital.
- n. Archaic A hospice for travelers or pilgrims.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of shelter or entertainment; an inn.
- n. An institution or establishment for dispensing hospitality or caring for the needy; an asylum for shelter or maintenance. This old sense still appears in the term foundling hospital, and in the names of some institutions in Great Britain founded for either the care or education, or both, of persons needing help: as, Greenwich Hospital for retired seamen, a national institution; Christ's Hospital for the free education of boys, founded by the corporation of London, chartered in 1553, and often called the Blue-Coat school, from the uniform of its pupils.
- n. Now, specifically, an establishment or institution for the care of the sick or wounded, or of such as require medical or surgical treatment. Hospitals are either public or private, free or paying, or both combined, and general or special with respect to the kinds of disease or classes of persons admitted. In ancient Greece the sanctuaries of Æsculapius included establishments closely akin to medieval and modern hospitals.
- n. In the navy, the designation formerly given to the apothecary.
- n. The tennis now extended to include establishments for the care and cure of sick or injured animals, such as horses, dogs, cats, etc.
- To receive and care for in a hospital.
- n. A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
- n. A building founded for the long term care of its residents, such as an almshouse. The residents may have no physical ailments, but simply need financial support.
- n. obsolete A place of lodging.
- n. UK The place and state of being hospitalized.
- adj. obsolete hospitable
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn.
- n. A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for.
- adj. obsolete Hospitable.
- n. a health facility where patients receive treatment
- n. a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
- From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), from Latin hospitālis ("hospitable"), from hospes ("host, guest") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, hospice, from Old French ospital, from Medieval Latin hospitāle, from neuter of Latin hospitālis, of a guest, from hospes, hospit-, guest; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is often met with in those who are much exposed to air contaminated with organisms -- for example, patients who have been long in hospital, or the resident staff of hospitals (_septic_ or _hospital throat_), and particularly in persons of a "rheumatic" tendency.”
“Joe: OH NO!! we got to get him to the hospital right now! (pick up nick and carries him to the car and the girls follow) * they rush to the hospital*”
“+hospital+ (7 in plan), having a frontage of 192 yards, built in the last century on the site of the hospital of St. Martha, founded in 1354.”
“A patient in hospital is a different person to one who is intent on not complying with instructions from a police officer carrying out his lawful duty.”
“The baby dies; but she pulls through after a few weeks in hospital, is charged with murder, convicted, and sentenced to ten years 'penal servitude.”
“Half a dozen licences were issued to the brothers by Edward III, one of which, dating from 1329, is the first document in which the word hospital is applied to Bethlem.”
“If the hospital is anything like that clinic, it must be a very top-notch place.”
“Lawhorn says his only complaint about the hospital is the long wait.”
“They also typically pay a £20 to £30 daily hospital benefit for each day you are in hospital, which is meant to help towards extra expenses like phone calls and taxis.”
“Information on lodging within walking distance to the hospital is available.”
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Very basic words for ESL students.
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These are all names of real places. The focus is on towns, mountains, rivers etc. but I will consider streets. Streets are even wackier so if there's enough good'uns ... yep, another list :-)
I used to sing this as a lullaby to my spawn—till said spawn grew big enough to understand the words, and asked me to sing something else.
Written by Eric Bogle, c. 1971.
words relating to the TV show Smallville (the early years of Clark Kent!)
Hotels, inns, and the like.
hostile, hospitable words (many based upon the IE root (g)hosti-) and reactions to the stranger and other words about the qualities of the strange (unfamiliar).
places to hide
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