hospital

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A room in a hospital

Borrowing 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.

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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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صْبِيطَار

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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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: os‧pi‧tal

Noun[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

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

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]

Borrowed 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), borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse) 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]

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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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, 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.

Noun[edit]

hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hospital n

  1. (archaic, 19th century) mental hospital

Declension[edit]

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