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 for Hospital
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hospital \Hos"pi*tal\, n. [OF. hospital, ospital, F. h[^o]pital,
     LL. hospitale (or perh. E. hospital is directly from the Late
     Latin), from L. hospitalis relating to a guest, hospitalia
     apartments for guests, fr. hospes guest. See Host a
     landlord, and cf. Hostel, Hotel, Spital.]
     1. A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn. [Obs.]
        --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are
        received and treated; a public or private institution
        founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of
        persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or
        dependent, and in which they are treated either at their
        own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part;
        a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded
        of an army cared for.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Hospital ship, a vessel fitted up for a floating hospital.
        
  
     Hospital Sunday, a Sunday set apart for simultaneous
        contribution in churches to hospitals; as, the London
        Hospital Sunday.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hospital \Hos"pi*tal\, a. [L. hospitalis: cf. OF. hospital.]
     Hospitable. [Obs.] --Howell.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hospital
      n 1: a health facility where patients receive treatment [syn:
           hospital, infirmary]
      2: a medical institution where sick or injured people are given
         medical or surgical care

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "hospital":
     VA hospital, asylum, base hospital, clinic, community hospital,
     convalescent home, convalescent hospital, dispensary,
     evacuation hospital, field hospital, general hospital, home,
     infirmary, inpatient clinic, maison de sante, mental hospital,
     nursing home, osteopathic hospital, outpatient clinic, policlinic,
     polyclinic, private hospital, proprietary hospital,
     public hospital, rest home, sanatorium, sanitarium, sick bay,
     sickbed, sickroom, special hospital, station hospital,
     surgical hospital, teaching hospital, veterans hospital,
     voluntary hospital, ward, well-baby clinic
  
  

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