(||Path`o*p"la) n.; pl. -ias [NL., from Gr. passion + to make.] (Rhet.) A speech, or figure of
speech, designed to move the passion. Smart.
(Pa"thos) n. [L., from Gr. pa`qos a suffering, passion, fr. to suffer; cf. toil, L. pati to suffer,
E. patient.] That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and
passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth
of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry.
The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe.T. Warton.
(Path"way) n. A footpath; a beaten track; any path or course. Also used figuratively. Shak.
In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof is no death.Prov. xii. 28.
We tread the pathway arm in arm.Sir W. Scott.
(Pat"i*ble) a. [L. patibilis, fr. pati to suffer.] Sufferable; tolerable; endurable. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Pa*tib"u*la*ry) a. [L. patibulum a gallows: cf. F. patibulaire.] Of or pertaining to the gallows,
or to execution. [R.] Carlyle.
(Pa*tib"u*la`ted), a. Hanged on a gallows. [R.]
(Pa"tience) n. [F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See Patient.]
1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of
evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
Strenthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering.Col. i. 11.
I must have patience to endure the load.Shak.
Who hath learned lowlinessKeble.
From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.
2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.Matt. xviii. 29.
3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.Harte.
4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.] Hooker.
They stay upon your patience.Shak.
5. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
6. (Card Playing) Solitaire.
Syn. Patience, Resignation. Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit
under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may
have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.