Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

accommodation

play
noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən\

Simple Definition of accommodation

  • accommodations : a place (such as a room in a hotel) where travelers can sleep and find other services

  • : a place where people can live, stay, or work

  • : an agreement that allows people, groups, etc., to work together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of accommodation

  1. 1 :  something supplied for convenience or to satisfy a need: as a :  lodging, food, and services or traveling space and related services —usually used in plural <tourist accommodations on the boat> <overnight accommodations> b :  a public conveyance (as a train) that stops at all or nearly all points c :  loan

  2. 2 :  the act of accommodating :  the state of being accommodated: as a :  the providing of what is needed or desired for convenience b :  adaptation, adjustment c :  a reconciliation of differences :  settlement d :  the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lens; also :  the range over which such adjustment is possible

accommodationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of accommodation in a sentence

  1. They weren't sure if they could provide food and accommodations for the whole group.

  2. The accommodations on board the boat are a bit cramped.

  3. He hoped to reach an accommodation with the new owners.

  4. Negotiators were convinced that accommodation with the union was possible.

  5. He changed his schedule as an accommodation to his clients.

  6. Changes were made for the accommodation of differing viewpoints.



1603

First Known Use of accommodation

1603

Rhymes with accommodation

abbreviation, abomination, acceleration, accentuation, accreditation, acculturation, accumulation, actualization, adjudication, administration, adulteration, affiliation, agglomeration, alienation, alleviation, alliteration, amalgamation, amelioration, amplification, anglicization, annihilation, annunciation, anticipation, appreciation, appropriation, approximation, argumentation, articulation, asphyxiation, assassination, asseveration, assimilation, association, atomization, attenuation, authentication, authorization, autoxidation, balkanization, bastardization, beautification, bowdlerization, calcification, canonization, capitulation, centralization, certification, cicatrization, civilization, clarification, classification, coagulation, codification, coeducation, cogeneration, cohabitation, collaboration, colonization, colorization, commemoration, commiseration, communication, concatenation, conciliation, confabulation, confederation, configuration, conglomeration, congratulation, consideration, consolidation, contamination, continuation, cooperation, coordination, corroboration, cross-pollination, crystallization, deactivation, debilitation, decapitation, deceleration, deconsecration, de-escalation, defenestration, defibrillation, deforestation, defragmentation, degeneration, deification, deliberation, delineation, demonization, denomination, denunciation, depopulation, depreciation, deracination, deregulation, desegregation, despoliation, determination, devaluation, digitization, disapprobation, discoloration, discrimination, disembarkation, disinclination, disinformation, disintegration, Disneyfication, dissemination, dissimulation, dissociation, documentation, domestication, dramatization, echolocation, edification, ejaculation, elaboration, elimination, elucidation, emaciation, emancipation, emasculation, enumeration, enunciation, equalization, equivocation, eradication, evacuation, evaluation, evaporation, evisceration, exaggeration, examination, exasperation, exhilaration, exoneration, expropriation, extenuation, extermination, extrapolation, facilitation, falsification, felicitation, feminization, fertilization, feudalization, finalization, Finlandization, formalization, fortification, fossilization, gasification, gentrification, gesticulation, globalization, glorification, gratification, habituation, hallucination, harmonization, humanization, humiliation, hyperinflation, idolization, illumination, imagination, impersonation, implementation, improvisation, inauguration, incarceration, incineration, incorporation, incrimination, indoctrination, inebriation, infatuation, initiation, inoculation, insemination, insinuation, instrumentation, internalization, interpretation, interrelation, interrogation, intimidation, intoxication, invagination, invalidation, investigation, invigoration, irradiation, itemization, justification, legalization, liberalization, magnetization, magnification, maladaptation, manifestation, manipulation, matriculation, maximization, mechanization, memorization, miscegenation, mobilization, modernization, modification, mortification, multiplication, mystification, nationalization, naturalization, negotiation, normalization, notification, novelization, nullification, obliteration, organization, origination, orientation, ornamentation, ossification, oxygenation, pacification, paralyzation, participation, pasteurization, perambulation, peregrination, perpetuation, personalization, petrification, polarization, pontification, precipitation, predestination, prefabrication, prefiguration, premeditation, preoccupation, preordination, preregistration, prettification, privatization, procrastination, prognostication, proliferation, propitiation, purification, qualification, ramification, randomization, ratification, realization, reciprocation, recombination, recommendation, recrimination, recuperation, redecoration, reduplication, reforestation, refrigeration, regeneration, regimentation, regurgitation, reification, reincarnation, reintegration, reiteration, rejuvenation, remuneration, renunciation, repatriation, representation, republication, repudiation, retaliation, reverberation, sanctification, scarification, sedimentation, sensitization, Serbo-Croatian, signification, simplification, socialization, solicitation, sophistication, specialization, specification, stabilization, standardization, sterilization, stratification, subordination, subpopulation, supplementation, synchronization, systemization, teleportation, tergiversation, transfiguration, transliteration, transvaluation, triangulation, uglification, unification, unionization, urbanization, verification, versification, victimization, vilification, vituperation, vocalization, vulgarization, westernization, x-radiation


ACCOMMODATION Defined for Kids

accommodation

play
noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of accommodation for Students

  1. 1 accommodations plural :  a place where travelers can sleep and find other services

  2. 2 :  something supplied that is useful or handy <Campsite accommodations include a fireplace.>




Medical Dictionary

accommodation

play
noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ə-ˌkäm-ə-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of accommodation

  1. :  an adaptation or adjustment especially of a bodily part (as an organ): asa:  the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lensb:  the range over which such adjustment is possible





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up accommodation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin oily angry prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ