Origin of hospital
Examples from the Web for hospital
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
By the time the ambulance arrived, over 10 minutes later, it was too late—Mills died soon after arriving at the hospital.
“The Center was actually able to get me into the hospital and get me the new medications that were available,” Thom said.
Liu had been married just two months before and his wife now stood in this Brooklyn hospital, a sudden widow because of a madman.
Both Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton rushed to the hospital.
When shall we know whether they are dead or alive, whether strong and healthy or moaning upon a bed in hospital?Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta
I knew in what manner patients were treated at the hospital, and removal thither was to the last degree abhorred.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
It is curious to find that in 1821 the function of the hospital as a school for students of medicine was something of a novelty.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
A few days before, Si, while passing near the hospital, saw a weak convalescent faint and fall.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)|John McElroy
Do you remember the first hospital bed you ever made, the first bed-bath you gave, the first massage?Applied Psychology for Nurses|Mary F. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for hospital
Word Origin for hospital
Word Origin and History for hospital
mid-13c., "shelter for the needy," from Old French hospital, ospital "hostel" (Modern French hôpital), from Late Latin hospitale "guest-house, inn," neuter of Latin adjective hospitalis "of a guest or host," from hospes (genitive hospitis); see host (n.1). Later "charitable institution to house and maintain the needy" (early 15c.); sense of "institution for sick people" is first recorded 1540s.