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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patience mean? 

  The noun PATIENCE has 2 senses:

1. good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
2. a card game played by one person

  Familiarity information: PATIENCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1patience [BACK TO TOP]


Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


forbearance; longanimity; patience

Hypernyms ("patience" is a kind of...):

good nature (a cheerful, obliging disposition)


impatience (a dislike of anything that causes delay)

Sense 2patience [BACK TO TOP]


A card game played by one person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


patience; solitaire

Hypernyms ("patience" is a kind of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patience"):

canfield (a form of solitaire that involves gambling)

klondike (a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time)

crapette; Russian bank (solitaire with two players using separate packs)

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