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hotel

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noun ho·tel \hō-ˈtel, ˈhō-ˌ\

Simple Definition of hotel

  • : a place that has rooms in which people can stay especially when they are traveling : a place that provides food, lodging, and other services for paying guests

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hotel

  1. :  an establishment that provides lodging and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services for the public :  inn

hoteldom play \-dəm\ noun

Examples of hotel in a sentence

  1. check out of a hotel

  2. <for their 50th anniversary they stayed at one of the finest hotels in San Francisco>



Origin of hotel

French hôtel, from Old French hostel hostel


First Known Use: 1765


Hotel

ho·tel

Definition of Hotel

  1. —a communications code word for the letter h



1952

First Known Use of hotel

1952

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HOTEL Defined for Kids

hotel

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noun ho·tel \hō-ˈtel\

Definition of hotel for Students

  1. :  a place that provides lodging and meals for the public :  inn





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