noun hos·pi·tal·i·ty \ˌhäs-pə-ˈta-lə-tē\

: generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests : hospitable treatment

: the activity of providing food, drinks, etc. for people who are the guests or customers of an organization

plural hos·pi·tal·i·ties

Full Definition of HOSPITALITY

:  hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition


  1. It was refreshing to be met with such hospitality after our long journey.

First Known Use of HOSPITALITY

14th century

Other Business Terms

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HOSPITALITIES Defined for Kids


noun hos·pi·tal·i·ty \ˌhä-spə-ˈta-lə-tē\

Definition of HOSPITALITY for Kids

:  friendly and generous treatment of guests


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