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Hospital appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Sue, Rip must fill a tip so hospital lifts umpire us.
  • L.A. tips, O hot girl I owe, Nate got to get a new oil rig to hospital.
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Usage statistics for the noun hospital:

spoken English37.95%written English62.05% conversational speech45.81%task-oriented speech54.19%
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The word hospital is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hospital

What does hospital mean as a name of something?

Hospital is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: hospitals

  1. a health facility where patients receive treatment
  2. a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: medical institution = an institution created for the practice of medicine
    • parts:
      • coronary care unit = a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
      • intensive care unit / ICU = a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care


  1. "Hospital" a.k.a. "The Hospital" is a 1971 satirical film directed by Arthur Hiller. It stars George C. Scott as Dr. Herbert Bock and was written by Paddy Chayefsky, who was awarded the 1972 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Chayefsky also narrates the film and was one of the producers; he had complete control over the casting and content of the film.
  2. "Hospital" is an 84 minute 1970 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman, which explores the daily activities of the people at Metropolitan Hospital Center, a large-city hospital, with emphasis on its emergency ward and outpatient clinics.


  1. "Hospital", subtitled A Dream-Vision, is a 2007 novel by Toby Litt, describing surreal events in a large hospital around the framing device of an unnamed boy's attempts to find the exit. It is Litt's eighth novel, and was originally published by Hamish Hamilton.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  2. "Hospital" is a book by John Malam.
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Places, Health, Architecture, Hospitals


  1. "Hospital" was Gary Young's first solo effort after being asked to leave the band Pavement. Allmusic described it as "a roller coaster of chaotic and disjointed songs." It was recorded in Stockton, California at Young's own studio.
  2. "Hospital" is a composition.
  3. "HOSPITAL" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Hospital" is a musical single of That Sunday Feeling.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  5. "Hospital" is a musical album of Hospital.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  6. "Hospital" is a composition.
  7. "Hospital" is a musical single of Travelogue.
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. Hospital is a musical group.
  2. Hospital is a musical group.
    • album: "Hospital"
  3. Hospital is a musical group.
    • album: "New Rawmantics"

There are other groups with in their name, like Hospital Ships, White Hospital, Animal Hospital, Hospital Bombers, Hospital of Death, Radiator Hospital, The Lil' Hospital and This Is the Hospital.


  1. Hospital is a Building in New Mexico, Santa Fe.
    • also known as Hospital, Santa Fe
  2. The Hospital Station is a station on Line 1 of the Monterrey Metro. It is located on Simón Bolivar Avenue near the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Medical Campus and the University Hospital. It was opened in 1991.
  3. Hospital a.k.a. Old Hospital is a Building in Wisconsin, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

There are other places with in their name, like BNH Hospital, City Hospital, Civil Hospital, Craig Hospital, Guy's Hospital, State Hospital, Acland Hospital, Friern Hospital, Mulago Hospital, Sydney Hospital, Torbay Hospital, Ulster Hospital, Wesley Hospital, Assunta Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Bicêtre Hospital, Calvary Hospital, Epworth Hospital.


  1. Hospital: The simple-station Hospital is part of the TransMilenio mass-transit system of Bogotá, Colombia, opened in the year 2000.
  2. Hospital, one of the early offerings from Channel 5, was a one off comedy described as a cross between 'ER' and 'Airplane'. Doctor Jim Nightingale is caught between helping his patient or flying off to Australia with his fiancée, while the other doctors go about their duties with a large dose of lunacy: they prescribe classical music instead of drugs; the general manager helps the budget by taking pocket money off small children; and patients are delivered to casualty via the ambulance's windscreen.
  3. Hospital is a TV program, begun in (36 years ago).
  4. Hospital: Medical facility for the diagnosing and treatment of patients.
  5. Hospital is a print ad.
  6. Hospital is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with Hospital

Phrases starting with the word Hospital:

  1. hospital bed
  2. hospital care
  3. Hospital pass
  4. hospital room
  5. hospital ship
  6. hospital ward
  7. hospital train
  8. hospital corner
  9. hospital chaplain
  10. hospital attendant
  11. hospital occupancy

Phrases ending with the word Hospital:

  1. In Hospital
  2. field hospital
  3. In the Hospital
  4. mental hospital
  5. Cottage hospital
  6. military hospital
  7. Teaching hospital
  8. foundling hospital
  9. maternity hospital

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hospital

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Google previewHandbook of Rural Health (2013)

by Sana Loue, Beth E. Quill

Longlinked hospital is a Medicare-recognized hospital with a formal agreement with other hospitals. These arrangements are usually consortium or alliances focused on information sharing and administrative issues. Short-linked primary care ...

Google previewNursing Administration

Hospital is an institution for the care, cure, and treatment of the sick and wounded , for the study of diseases and forthe training of...

Hospital is an institution for medical facility primarily intended, appropriately staffed, and equipped to provide ...

Google previewFamily Medicine (2013)

Principles and Practice by Robert B. Taylor

The Hospital System In contrast with the highly personal family group, the hospital is a bureaucratic organization whose structure...

Google previewBrain's Exam Pro on Contracts, Essay (2014)

by Robert Brain

Children's Hospital is a third party beneficiary under the HenckelsCostMart contract, since the parties bargained for performance to Children's Hospital at the ... Hospital is the beneficiary; Henckels is the promisor; and CostMart is the promisee.

Google previewThe British Homoeopathic Review (1906)

The hospital is an exceedingly well appointed institution. One face of...

Google previewHospital Reimbursement (2012)

Concepts and Principles by Kyle Herbert

Ifa hospital is an MDH, it cannot be an SCH; the MDH cannot have more than 100 beds, and it must be located in a rural area.

Google previewUnited States Penitentiary (USP) Construction and Operation, Greater Scranton Area (1998)

Environmental Impact Statement

Moses Taylor Hospital is a non-profit, 282-bed acute care institution.

With its 372 beds and almost 500 physicians, Mercy Hospital is the largest comprehensive, short-terrn acute care hospital in northeastern Pennsylvania, offering ...

Google previewOn Record (2011)

Files and Dossiers in American Life by Stanton Wheeler

RECORD-PROCESSING The psychiatric hospital is an information system. It draws in...

What is easily overlooked is that virtually everything that happens in the hospital is a data-gathering procedure as well as a therapeutic or custodial one.

Google previewMoran's Dictionary of Chicago and Its Vicinity (1910)

An Alphabetically Arranged Dictionary, Comprising All of the Interests that Contribute to Chicago's Greatness. Spring Ed by George E. Moran

HOSPITALS. Alexian Brothers' Hospital, Belden and Racine avenues. Augustana Hospital, Cleveland and Lincoln avenues.

Google previewNegro Year Book and Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro (1922)

Ward Indianapolis Southern Sanitarium-------- đartinsville KANSAS Douglass Hospital and...

Hospital Shelbyville Citizen's National Hospita - Louisville Red Cross Sanitarium----- Louisville Colored Annex Mercy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

Hospital Guilds. Volunteer organizations supporting hospitals with fund-raising and patient services. In the late 1800s, religious and other volunteer organizations in America led the way in addressing educational, human service, and health ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine (2015)

by Glenna R Schroeder-Lein

HOSPITAL. Hospital gangrene was a severe streptococcal wound infection that proved fatal to many soldiers, both North and South, during the Civil War. Because it was much more serious than other types of gangrene and developed only in ...

Google previewGrabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps (2009)

by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, M.d., Elizabeth J. Hall-Findlay, Bernard T. Lee

MD Children's Medical Center Parkland Memorial Hospital Veteran's Administration Medical Center Zale Lipshy University Hospital Baylor Medical ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

HORSE TERMS continued martingale oxer passage piaffe prance puissance rack singlefoot tack tittup trot volt* hospital: clinic, hospice, infirmary, institution, lazaretto, sanatorium, sickbay hospital attendant: orderly hospital for contagious ...

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Usage statistics about hospital

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun hospital:

spoken English37.95%written English62.05% conversational speech45.81%task-oriented speech54.19% imaginative writing34.8%informational writing65.2%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hospital:


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Quotes about Hospital

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. (Princess Diana)
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Scrabble value of H4O1S1P3I1T1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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