a large building where people who are ill/sick or injured are given medical treatment and care (British English) He had to go to hospital for treatment. (North American English) He had to go to the hospital for treatment. to be admitted to (the) hospital to be discharged from (the) hospital The injured were rushed to (the) hospital in an ambulance. He died in (the) hospital. I'm going to the hospital to visit my brother. a psychiatric/mental hospital hospital doctors/nurses/staff There is an urgent need for more hospital beds.