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I had grown up in a privileged, upper-caste Hindu community; and because my father worked for a Catholic hospital, we lived in a prosperous Christian neighborhood.
Aravind Adiga

Meaning of "hospital" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOSPITAL

From Medieval Latin hospitāle hospice, from Latin hospitālis relating to a guest, from hospes, hospit- guest, host1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOSPITAL

hospital  [ˈhɒspɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOSPITAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hospital is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOSPITAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hospital

Hospital

A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialised staff and equipment. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organisations, health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations. Historically, hospitals were often founded and funded by religious orders or charitable individuals and leaders. Today, hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons, and nurses, whereas in the past, this work was usually performed by the founding religious orders or by volunteers. However, there are various Catholic religious orders, such as the Alexians and the Bon Secours Sisters, which still focus on hospital ministry today, as well as several Christian denominations, including the Methodists and Lutherans, which run hospitals. In accord with the original meaning of the word, hospitals were originally "places of hospitality", and this meaning is still preserved in the names of some institutions such as the Royal Hospital Chelsea, established in 1681 as a retirement and nursing home for veteran soldiers.

Definition of hospital in the English dictionary

The first definition of hospital in the dictionary is an institution for the medical, surgical, obstetric, or psychiatric care and treatment of patients. Other definition of hospital is having the function of a hospital. Hospital is also a repair shop for something specified.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOSPITAL


acropetal
əˈkrɒpɪtəl
basipetal
beɪˈsɪpɪtəl
bicipital
baɪˈsɪpɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
Capitol
ˈkæpɪtəl
centripetal
sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
lickspittle
ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
multicipital
ˌmʌltɪˈsɪpɪtəl
multihospital
ˌmʌltɪˈhɒspɪtəl
noncapital
ˌnɒnˈkæpɪtəl
nonhospital
ˌnɒnˈhɒspɪtəl
occipital
ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
posthospital
ˌpəʊstˈhɒspɪtəl
pulpital
ˈpʊlpɪtəl
quadricipital
ˌkwɒdrɪˈsɪpɪtəl
spital
ˈspɪtəl
spittle
ˈspɪtəl
suboccipital
ˌsʌbɒkˈsɪpɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOSPITAL

hospitage
hospital administrator
hospital bed
hospital bill
hospital board
hospital care
hospital case
hospital corner
hospital doctor
hospital drama
hospital facilities
hospital nurse
hospital pass
hospital service
hospital ship
hospital train
hospitaler
Hospitalet
hospitalisation
hospitalise

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOSPITAL

community hospital
cottage hospital
day hospital
equity capital
general hospital
human capital
maternity hospital
naval hospital
paid-in capital
risk capital
seed capital
share capital
small capital
social capital
start-up capital
teaching hospital
trust hospital
university hospital
venture capital
vital
working capital

Synonyms and antonyms of hospital in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOSPITAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hospital» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hospital

Translation of «hospital» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOSPITAL

Find out the translation of hospital to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hospital from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hospital» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

医院
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hospital
570 millions of speakers

English

hospital
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्पताल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُسْتَشْفَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

больница
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hospital
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাসপাতাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hôpital
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hospital
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krankenhaus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

病院
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rumah sakit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh viện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மருத்துவமனையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रूग्णालय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hastane
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ospedale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szpital
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лікарня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spital
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοσοκομείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hospitaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjukhus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sykehus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hospital

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOSPITAL»

The term «hospital» is very widely used and occupies the 605 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOSPITAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hospital» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hospital» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hospital

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOSPITAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hospital.
1
Aravind Adiga
I had grown up in a privileged, upper-caste Hindu community; and because my father worked for a Catholic hospital, we lived in a prosperous Christian neighborhood.
2
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
3
Marcia Angell
Japan has very long hospital stays. Ah, it's almost a rest cure. People in Japan who are hospitalized might lie around the hospital for a week or two just to take a rest.
4
Jane Badler
Children are my pet cause. I have a foster child in El Salvador, and whenever I'm home, I work for the Adam Walsh Foundation, which finds missing children. I also do some hospital visits and other things for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
5
Melissa Bean
During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.
6
Bonnie Bedelia
When I was 14, my mother died. My father, who had always had ulcers, came apart. He had a series of intestinal operations, and was in the hospital for nearly a year. So the four of us teenagers lived by ourselves in the apartment without a guardian.
7
Candice Bergen
I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home.
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David Josiah Brewer
What single organization has done more for the orphan than the Catholic Church? What one, through hospital and asylum, more for the sick and afflicted? If you were to select a single face and form as the typical expression of the great thought of charity and kindness, whose would you select other than the face and form of a Sister of Charity?
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Dennis Brown
Well, maybe it's because of the rumors they had going around, you know, they had some rumors about Dennis Brown was in the hospital and all that. Well, that is all bull!
10
Billy Campbell
A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOSPITAL»

Discover the use of hospital in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hospital and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, ...
Unraveling the financial, ethical, technological, sociological, and cultural challenges encountered every day, bestselling author Julie Salamon tracks the individuals who make this complex hospital run-from doctors, patients, and ...
Julie Salamon, 2008
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Hospital
The book focuses on the many fears that a child might have while in the hospital and offers helpful tips that can make a hospital stay less stressful.
Janine Amos, Howard Davies, 2007
3
Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds
A complete and reassuring guide to natural childbirth in a hospital setting.
Cynthia Gabriel, 2011
4
Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America's Premier ...
This is a compelling and often oddly poignant reading for fans of books like Plath's The Bell Jar and Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted (both inspired by their author's stays at McLean) and for anyone interested in the history of medicine ...
Alex Beam, 2009
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Hospital Sketches
An account of Alcott's experiences as a nurse during the Civil War.
Louisa May Alcott, 1986
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Hospital Medicine
The only book geared directly and exclusively to inpatient management, this guide is edited by national leaders in the hospital field.
Robert M. Wachter, Lee Goldman (MD.), Harry Hollander, 2005
7
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged ...
A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis. From the Hardcover edition.
Sheri Fink, 2013
8
Franklin Goes to the Hospital:
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he’s being very brave.
Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark, 2011
9
Hospital
Describes the various activities of and the many different jobs available in a hospital.
Brian R. Ward, 1977
10
Critical Care Handbook of the Massachusetts General Hospital
This bestselling handbook is a practical, complete, and current guide to medical and surgical critical care.
Luca M. Bigatello, Hasan Alam, Rae M. Allain, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOSPITAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hospital is used in the context of the following news items.
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Former President George HW Bush in fair condition at Maine hospital
(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was in fair condition at a Maine hospital on Thursday after suffering a neck fracture in a fall ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
30 million hospital meals are thrown away each year | UK | News …
The Campaign for Better Hospital Food said its “shocking figures lift the lid on the appalling state of hospital food in our country”. Last summer ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Uttar Pradesh Government Hospital to Pay Rs 15 Lakh for …
The apex consumer forum asked Saharanpur-based SBD Hospital to ... who was transfused with B positive blood by the hospital after her first ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
4
Photos: UN troops supporting Kuacjok hospital
The UNMISS Kenyan Battalion in Kuacjok is supporting the Warrap State Hospital by lending medical expertise, following an earlier project last ... «Radio Tamazuj, Jul 15»
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Swedish PM back home after hospital rush - The Local
UPDATED: Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was rushed to hospital in Stockholm on Thursday immediately after landing in Sweden ... «The Local.se, Jul 15»
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Weekend Working Ultimatum To Hospital Doctors - Sky News
A Monday-to-Friday culture in the NHS is causing patient deaths, the Health Secretary has argued as he defended plans to make hospital ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
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South Africa's Tutu fights infection in hospital: daughter | Reuters
South Africa's Tutu fights infection in hospital: daughter. CAPE TOWN. Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a memorial service for former ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Heart specialist slams Modbury Hospital as 'hell hole' | PerthNow
A SENIOR Adelaide heart specialist has labelled Modbury Hospital a “hell hole” that “should award T-shirts” to patients who survive treatment. «Perth Now, Jul 15»
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Somerset community hospital beds 'to close' - BBC News
Alan Judge, of the Friends of Wincanton Hospital, told the BBC he was worried that people would end up having a 40-mile round trip to Yeovil if ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
10
General Hospital Spoilers: Nina Has Baby Issues With Ric and Silas …
Check out these “General Hospital” spoilers for the Thursday, July 16 episode of the hit ABC soap. Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Sonny ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»

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