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guest

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noun \ˈgest\

Simple Definition of guest

  • : 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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guest

  1. 1 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)

  2. 2 :  an organism (as an insect) sharing the dwelling of another; especially :  inquiline

  3. 3 :  a substance that is incorporated in a host substance

  4. 4 :  a usually prominent person not a regular member of a cast or organization who appears in a program or performance

Examples of guest in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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guest

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Definition of guest

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to receive as a guest

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to appear as a guest



14th Century

First Known Use of guest

14th century


Guest

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biographical name \ˈgest\

Definition of Guest

  1. Edgar Albert 1881–1959 Am. journalist & poet





GUEST Defined for Kids

guest

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noun \ˈgest\

Definition of guest for Students

  1. 1 :  a person invited to visit or stay in someone's home

  2. 2 :  a person invited to a special place or event <a wedding guest>

  3. 3 :  a customer at a hotel, motel, inn, or restaurant





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