Definition of Hospital at

[ hos-pi-tl ]

/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl /


an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.

a similar establishment for the care of animals.

a repair shop for specific portable objects: violin hospital; doll hospital.

British. an institution supported by charity or taxes for the care of the needy, as an orphanage or old people’s home.


Middle School Punctuation Quiz

Correctly using punctuation is tricky. There are many different kinds of punctuation marks, from the semicolon to the apostrophe, and they each have their own rules. (Ugh! Why do punctuation marks always have to have such big names?)

Using punctuation marks correctly is important, though, because they help make our communication clear. So, let’s boost our punctuation power with this quiz!

Question 1 of 10

Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the following sentence? “Although she didn’t get the new phone she wanted for her birthday __ she did get a pair of new headphones.”

Origin of hospital

1250–1300; Middle English hospitale Medieval Latin, noun use of neuter of Latin hospitālis hospitable, equivalent to hospit- (see hospitium) + -ālis -al1


min·i·hos·pi·tal, nounmul·ti·hos·pi·tal, adjectivepost·hos·pi·tal, adjective

Words nearby hospital

hosiery, hosing, hosp., hospice, hospitable, hospital, hospital bed, hospital corner, hospital formulary, hospital gangrene, hospital light

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