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.
Full Definition of guest
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 : an organism (as an insect) sharing the dwelling of another; especially : inquiline
3 : a substance that is incorporated in a host substance
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
Our guests should be arriving soon.
Only invited guests are allowed inside the banquet hall.
He played at the country club as a guest of one of the members.
Our guests receive the finest quality service.
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
Definition of guest
: to receive as a guest
: to appear as a guest
First Known Use of guest
Definition of Guest
Edgar Albert 1881–1959 Am. journalist & poet
GUEST Defined for Kids
Definition of guest for Students
1 : a person invited to visit or stay in someone's home
2 : a person invited to a special place or event <a wedding guest>
3 : a customer at a hotel, motel, inn, or restaurant
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