see also: Patience
  • IPA: /ˈpeɪʃəns/

patience (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being patient.
  2. Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. card game.
  • thild
  • thole (obsolete, rare, or regional)
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Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1929 Mazo de la Roche, Whiteoaks of Jalna, Dundurn Press (2006), ISBN 1894852249, page 229:
      Meg had named it Patience. "But why?" he had exclaimed, not liking the name at all. "Patience is my favourite virtue," she had replied, "and we can call her Patty for short."

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