hospital

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See also: Hospital and hôpital

English[edit]

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A room in a hospital

From Middle English hospital, hospitall, from Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from noun use of Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest). Doublet of hotel and hostel.

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hospital (plural hospitals)

  1. A large medical facility, usually in a building with multiple floors, where seriously ill or injured patients are given extensive medical and/or surgical treatment.
    Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital. (UK)
    Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to the hospital. (US)
  2. 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.
  3. (obsolete) A place of lodging.

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hospital (comparative more hospital, superlative most hospital)

  1. (obsolete) Hospitable.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Howell to this entry?)

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable).

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hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital (building)

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), noun use of Latin hospitālis (hospitable). Doublet of the inherited hostal.

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hospital m (plural hospitals)

  1. hospital

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hospital, borrowed from Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest).

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  • Hyphenation: os‧pi‧tal

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hospital

  1. a hospital; a large medical facility, usually in a building with multiple floors, where seriously ill or injured patients are given extensive medical and/or surgical treatment

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospital, guesthouse), from the neuter form of Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest, stranger).

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  • IPA(key): /hɔspitaːl/, [hɔsb̥iˈtˢæːˀl] or IPA(key): /hospitaːl/, [hosb̥iˈtˢæːˀl]

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hospital n (singular definite hospitalet, plural indefinite hospitaler)

  1. hospital

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French[edit]

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hospital m (plural hospitaux)

  1. Obsolete spelling of hôpital

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese hospital, espital, spital, borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable).

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hospital m (plural hospitais)

  1. hospital

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hospital (comparative plus hospital, superlative le plus hospital)

  1. hospitable
    • 1992, Ramiro Castro, “Un septimana in asuncion”, in Panorama in Interlingua, volume 1992, number martio-april:
      Le populo es multo hospital e amabile.
      The people are very hospitable and amiable.

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hospital (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital
    • 1959 March, A. Donald Merritt & Bernard F. Fetter, "Toxic Hepatic Necrosis (Hepatitis) due to Isoniazid: Report of a Case with Cirrhosis and Death due to Hemorrhage from Esophageal Varices", Annals of Internal Medicine, page 810.
      Esseva constatate plus tarde que illa habeva recipite streptomycina, isoniazido, e acido para-aminosalicylic un anno previemente a un altere hospital.
      It was established later that she had received streptomycin, isoniazid and para-aminosalicylic acid a year earlier at another hospital.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hospital, from Middle English hospital, from Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis.

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hospital (plural hospital-hospital)

  1. hospital (building)

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed form Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis, hospitāle. Doublet of hostel.

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  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔspiˈtaːl/, /ˈ(h)ɔspital/, /ˈ(h)ɔspitəl/

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hospital (plural hospitals)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; a place of accomodation or lodging.
  2. A shelter for the poor, ill or otherwise needy.
  3. A place of refuge; a retreat or redoubt.
  4. The Knights Hospitaller (a religious order)

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hospital

  1. hospitable

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse) from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest).

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hospital m (plural hospitaulx)

  1. hospital (medical)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest). Compare the inherited ostel.

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hospital m (oblique plural hospitaus or hospitax or hospitals, nominative singular hospitaus or hospitax or hospitals, nominative plural hospital)

  1. hospital (medical)

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hospital m (oblique and nominative feminine singular hospitale)

  1. hospitable; welcoming

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Old Occitan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hospitāle (hospital; guesthouse), noun use of the neuter form of hospitālis (pertaining to a host or guest).

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hospital m (oblique plural hospitals, nominative singular hospitals, nominative plural hospital)

  1. hospital
    • 12th c., Lo codi [The Code], translation of Codex Justinianeus by Justinian I:
      A gleisas et a hospitals
      to churches and hospitals
  2. One of several religious orders.

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese hospital, espital, spital, borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable). Doublet of the inherited hospedal.

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hospital m (plural hospitais)

  1. hospital

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable). Doublet of hostal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ospiˈtal/, [ospiˈt̪al]

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hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital

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Swedish[edit]

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hospital n

  1. (archaic, 19th century) mental hospital

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Declension of hospital 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hospital hospitalet hospital hospitalen
Genitive hospitals hospitalets hospitals hospitalens