accommodation

noun
ac·​com·​mo·​da·​tion | \ ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce accommodation (audio) \

Definition of accommodation

1 : something supplied for convenience or to satisfy a need: such as
a : lodging, food, and services or traveling space and related services usually used in plural tourist accommodations on the boatovernight accommodations
b : a public conveyance (such as a train) that stops at all or nearly all points
c : loan
2 : the act of accommodating someone or something : the state of being accommodated: such as
a : the providing of what is needed or desired for convenience changed his schedule for the accommodation of his clients
b : adaptation, adjustment an accommodation to temporary conditions
c : a reconciliation of differences : settlement Negotiators felt that an accommodation with the union was possible.
d : the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lens also : the range over which such adjustment is possible

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Other Words from accommodation

accommodational \ -​shnəl How to pronounce accommodational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Synonyms for accommodation

Synonyms

lodging, lodgment (or lodgement)

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Examples of accommodation in a Sentence

They weren't sure if they could provide food and accommodations for the whole group. The accommodations on board the boat are a bit cramped. He hoped to reach an accommodation with the new owners. Negotiators were convinced that accommodation with the union was possible. He changed his schedule as an accommodation to his clients. Changes were made for the accommodation of differing viewpoints.
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Soon to open, Lagoa do Vento is located about 30 meters from the beach and will offer accommodation with beach views, and fine dining. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 President Tsai has struggled to balance demands for some accommodation with China and demands from some of her party’s backers for more aggressive moves toward independence. William Kazer, WSJ, "Taiwan’s Voters Say No to Ruling Party," 24 Nov. 2018 Even if Putin and Erdogan find accommodation in Syria, their interests diverge further north in the Black Sea, a theater for conflicts since Russian and Ottoman imperial days. Fox News, "In familiar dance, Turkey warms to Russia as US ties unravel," 27 Aug. 2018 Even if Putin and Erdogan find accommodation in Syria, their interests diverge further north in the Black Sea, a theater for conflicts since Russian and Ottoman imperial days. Zeynep Bilginsoy, The Seattle Times, "In familiar dance, Turkey warms to Russia as US ties unravel," 27 Aug. 2018 Some of its residents will be sheltered by the Red Cross, and others made living accommodations with friends and family. Alana Levene, BostonGlobe.com, "3-alarm fire in Lynn leaves at least 8 people homeless," 26 June 2018 Officials have stressed this is the final deadline and families should find long-term accommodations. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Vouchers for displaced Puerto Rican families expire Saturday. Here's how many are still staying in local hotels.," 26 June 2018 Caro also boasts splendid accommodations with its micro hotel, Caro B&B. The original B&B is located inside Jones’ home and has a warm, immaculately clean Airbnb vibe. Jaimie Potters, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is The Small British Town You Haven’t Heard of–But Need to Visit," 31 May 2018 The next order of business was finding accommodations, challenging because of high demand. Margaret Mary Finlan, Philly.com, "Personal Journey: The Green of Augusta," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of accommodation

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accommodation

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin accommodātiōn-, accommodātiō "act of fitting or adapting, willingness to oblige," from accommodāre "to accommodate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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The first known use of accommodation was in 1603

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accommodation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of accommodation

US : a place (such as a room in a hotel) where travelers can sleep and find other services
chiefly British : a place where people can live, stay, or work
: an agreement that allows people, groups, etc., to work together

accommodation

noun
ac·​com·​mo·​da·​tion | \ ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce accommodation (audio) \

Kids Definition of accommodation

1 accommodations plural : a place where travelers can sleep and find other services
2 : something supplied that is useful or handy Campsite accommodations include a fireplace.

accommodation

noun
ac·​com·​mo·​da·​tion | \ ə-ˌkäm-ə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce accommodation (audio) \

Medical Definition of accommodation

: an adaptation or adjustment especially of a bodily part (as an organ): as
a : the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lens
b : the range over which such adjustment is possible

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