noun ho·tel \hō-ˈtel, ˈhō-ˌ\

: 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

Full Definition of HOTEL

:  an establishment that provides lodging and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services for the public :  inn
ho·tel·dom \-dəm\ noun

Examples of HOTEL

  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

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


Definition of HOTEL

—a communications code word for the letter h

First Known Use of HOTEL


Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge
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noun ho·tel \hō-ˈtel\

Definition of HOTEL for Kids

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


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