noun \ˈgest\

: a person who is invited to visit or stay in someone's home

: a person who is invited to a place or an event as a special honor

: a customer at a hotel, restaurant, etc.

Full Definition of GUEST

a :  a person entertained in one's house
b :  a person to whom hospitality is extended
c :  a person who pays for the services of an establishment (as a hotel or restaurant)
:  an organism (as an insect) sharing the dwelling of another; especially :  inquiline
:  a substance that is incorporated in a host substance
:  a usually prominent person not a regular member of a cast or organization who appears in a program or performance

Examples of GUEST

  1. Our guests should be arriving soon.
  2. Only invited guests are allowed inside the banquet hall.
  3. He played at the country club as a guest of one of the members.
  4. Our guests receive the finest quality service.
  5. Frequent guests receive a discount.

Origin of GUEST

Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr; akin to Old English giest guest, stranger, Latin hostis stranger, enemy
First Known Use: 13th century



Definition of GUEST

transitive verb
:  to receive as a guest
intransitive verb
:  to appear as a guest

First Known Use of GUEST

14th century


biographical name \ˈgest\

Definition of GUEST

Edgar Albert 1881–1959 Am. journalist & poet


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