hospital

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English[edit]

A room in a hospital.
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest)

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Noun[edit]

hospital (plural hospitals)

  1. 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.
  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.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ix:
      they spide a goodly castle, plast / Foreby a riuer in a pleasaunt dale, / Which choosing for that euenings hospitale, / They thither marcht [...].
  4. (UK, chiefly in prepositional phrases, without determiner or article) The place and state of being hospitalized.
    Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital.

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Adjective[edit]

hospital (comparative more hospital, superlative most hospital)

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

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital (building)

Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitals)

  1. hospital

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hospitāle (hospital, guesthouse), from the neuter form of 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]

Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitaux)

  1. Obsolete spelling of hôpital.

Interlingua[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hospital (comparative plus hospital, superlative le plus hospital)

  1. hospitable

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hospital, from Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis.

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Noun[edit]

hospital (plural hospital-hospital)

  1. hospital (building)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitaulx)

  1. hospital (medical)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. hospital (medical)

Adjective[edit]

hospital

  1. hospitable; welcoming

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese hospital, espital, spital, from Latin hospitālis.

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hospital m (plural hospitais)

  1. hospital

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hospitale.

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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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