[ hos-pi-tl ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl /
an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.
a similar establishment for the care of animals.
a repair shop for specific portable objects: violin hospital; doll hospital.
British. an institution supported by charity or taxes for the care of the needy, as an orphanage or old people’s home.
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Origin of hospital
OTHER WORDS FROM hospital
min·i·hos·pi·tal, nounmul·ti·hos·pi·tal, adjectivepost·hos·pi·tal, adjective
Words nearby hospital
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Example sentences from the Web for hospital
He wears a mask in hospitals, he says, not for himself but for others.
When Paul grew ill, Ryan, a hospital social worker, knew something was up.
By “equal visitation,” the statement was referring to a hospital policy that allows same-sex partners to have the same visitation privileges as legal family members to visit someone in the hospital.
Recommending against civilians wearing high-quality masks meant more high-quality masks could be sent to hospitals facing a flood of infected patients.
Federal regulators focus on this statistic to evaluate — and sometimes penalize — transplant programs, giving hospitals across the country a reputational and financial incentive to game it.
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
By the time the ambulance arrived, over 10 minutes later, it was too late—Mills died soon after arriving at the hospital.
“The Center was actually able to get me into the hospital and get me the new medications that were available,” Thom said.
Liu had been married just two months before and his wife now stood in this Brooklyn hospital, a sudden widow because of a madman.
Both Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton rushed to the hospital.
When shall we know whether they are dead or alive, whether strong and healthy or moaning upon a bed in hospital?
I knew in what manner patients were treated at the hospital, and removal thither was to the last degree abhorred.
It is curious to find that in 1821 the function of the hospital as a school for students of medicine was something of a novelty.
A few days before, Si, while passing near the hospital, saw a weak convalescent faint and fall.
Do you remember the first hospital bed you ever made, the first bed-bath you gave, the first massage?
British Dictionary definitions for hospital
an institution for the medical, surgical, obstetric, or psychiatric care and treatment of patients
(modifier) having the function of a hospitala hospital ship
a repair shop for something specifieda dolls’ hospital
archaic a charitable home, hospice, or school
Word Origin for hospital
C13: from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospice, from Latin hospitālis relating to a guest, from hospes, hospit- guest, host 1
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Medical definitions for hospital
An institution that provides medical, surgical, or psychiatric care and treatment for the sick or the injured.
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