Clinic vs Hospital - What's the difference?
In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between clinic and hospital is that clinic is (obsolete) one who receives baptism on a sickbed while hospital is (obsolete) hospitable. As nouns the difference between clinic and hospital is that clinic is a medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients while hospital is a building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients. As a adjective hospital is (obsolete) hospitable.
(en noun )
A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients.
A group practice of several physicians.
A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject.
A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents.
(wrestling) A series of workouts used to build skills of practitioners regardless of team affiliation.
(obsolete) One confined to bed by sickness.
(obsolete) One who receives baptism on a sickbed.
(medicine, obsolete) A school, or a session of a school or class, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils.
(Webster 1913 )
* abortion clinic
* dental clinic
(en noun )
A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
A building founded for the long term care of its residents, such as an almshouse. The residents may have no physical ailments, but simply need financial support.
(obsolete) A place of lodging.
* , II.ix:
The place and state of being hospitalized.
- they spide a goodly castle, plast / Foreby a riuer in a pleasaunt dale, / Which choosing for that euenings hospitale , / They thither marcht […].
- Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital .
* cottage hospital