hospital Definition

an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people..

Using hospital: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hospital" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was taken to the hospital after the accident.

  • Example

    He works as a doctor in a children's hospital.

  • Example

    The hospital staff were very kind and attentive.

  • Example

    The hospital is located in the city center.

hospital Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hospital

Phrases with hospital

  • mental hospital

    a hospital specializing in the treatment of mental illness.


    He was admitted to a mental hospital for depression.

  • a hospital affiliated with a medical school, where medical students receive clinical training under the supervision of experienced physicians.


    She completed her residency at a teaching hospital in New York.

  • a hospital that provides a wide range of medical and surgical services to patients of all ages.


    The new general hospital will have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Origins of hospital

from Latin 'hospes', meaning 'guest'


Summary: hospital in Brief

A 'hospital' [ˈhɑːspɪtl] is an institution that provides medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. It is a place where doctors and nurses work to help people recover from illnesses or injuries. Examples include 'mental hospital,' 'teaching hospital,' and 'general hospital.'

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