Definition of patience :
1. A kind of dock ( Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
2. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
4. Sufferance; permission.
5. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
6. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
acceptance, nonresistance, intentness, industry, long-suffering, assiduity, beggar-thy-neighbor, labor, bearing, impatience, tolerance, passiveness, stoicism, sedulousness, strength, forbearance, submission, pains, yielding, self-control, moderation, accept, exertion, effort, diligence, pontoon, leniency, constancy, steadiness, longanimity, application, resignation, fortitude, indulgence, hastiness, sufferance, attention
calm (part of speech: noun)
perseverance (part of speech: noun)
game (part of speech: noun)
gin rummy, marbles, billiards, shuffleboard, solitaire, skat, chess, stud poker, draughts, snooker, draw poker, hopscotch, baccarat, pinochle, canasta, game, gin, Chinese checkers, old maid, bridge, keno, blackjack, checkers, backgammon, dominoes, hearts, blind man's bluff, penny ante, poker, tiddlywinks, mah-jongg, seven-up, faro, cribbage, quoits, horseshoes, contract bridge, rummy, straight poker, parcheesi, rum, whist, euchre
- She lost her patience; she said to herself: " What can that man have to say to father, that takes such a long time? - "Monsieur Cherami", Charles Paul de Kock.
- I must have patience. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
- School your broken heart into patience; and remember how dear, beyond all words, your life is to others. - "His Sombre Rivals", E. P. Roe.