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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

 
A room in a hospital

From Middle English hospital, hospitall, from 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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NounEdit

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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hospital (comparative more hospital, superlative most hospital)

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

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital (building)

CatalanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English hospital, borrowed from Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: os‧pi‧tal

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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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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospital, guesthouse), from the neuter form of Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest, stranger).

PronunciationEdit

  • 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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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

hospital m (plural hospitaux)

  1. Obsolete spelling of hôpital

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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hospital m (plural hospitais)

  1. hospital

InterlinguaEdit

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hospital (comparative plus hospital, superlative le plus hospital)

  1. hospitable

NounEdit

hospital (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English hospital, from Middle English hospital, form Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis.

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hospital (plural hospital-hospital)

  1. hospital (building)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed form Old French hospital, from Latin hospitālis, hospitāle. Doublet of hostel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔspiˈtaːl/, /ˈ(h)ɔspital/, /ˈ(h)ɔspitəl/

NounEdit

hospital (plural hospitals)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; a place of accomodation or lodging.
  2. A shelter for the poor, ill or otherwise needy.
  3. A place of refuge; a retreat or redoubt.
  4. The Knights Hospitaller (a religious order)

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AdjectiveEdit

hospital

  1. hospitable

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French hospital (Modern French hôpital), borrowed from Late Latin hospitālis, hospitāle (hospice, shelter, guesthouse) from Latin hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (host, guest).

NounEdit

hospital m (plural hospitaulx)

  1. hospital (medical)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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hospital m (oblique and nominative feminine singular hospitale)

  1. hospitable; welcoming

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PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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hospital m (plural hospitales)

  1. hospital

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SwedishEdit

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hospital n

  1. (archaic, 19th century) mental hospital

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