noun mo·tel \mō-ˈtel\

: a place that is next to a road and that has rooms for people to stay in especially when they are traveling by car

Full Definition of MOTEL

:  an establishment which provides lodging and parking and in which the rooms are usually accessible from an outdoor parking area

Origin of MOTEL

blend of motor and hotel
First Known Use: 1925
MOTEL Defined for Kids


noun mo·tel \mō-ˈtel\

Definition of MOTEL for Kids

:  a building or group of buildings for travelers to stay in which the rooms are usually reached directly from an outdoor parking area


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