What does the word hospital mean?

  • An establishment for the reception of the sick, in which they are maintained and treated medically. Hospitals were first instituted about the end of the 4th century. They may be general, receiving all cases; or special, admitting only the subjects of certain diseases.

Usage examples for hospital

  1. 5. St. Luke's Hospital, Old Street Road. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  2. He said something about the hospital. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. Do you want me to go over to the hospital? – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer

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