hospital

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English[edit]

A room in a hospital.
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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 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.
    • 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 [...].

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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

hospital m ‎(plural hospitais)

  1. hospital

Interlingua[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hospital ‎(comparative plus hospital, superlative le plus hospital)

  1. hospitable

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitaulx)

  1. hospital (medical)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hospitālis(hospitable), from hospes(host, guest)

Noun[edit]

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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Adjective[edit]

hospital m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular hospitale)

  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.

Noun[edit]

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