Definition of accommodation
1 : something supplied for convenience or to satisfy a need: such asa : lodging, food, and services or traveling space and related services —usually used in plural tourist accommodations on the boat overnight accommodationsb : a public conveyance (such as a train) that stops at all or nearly all pointsc : loan
2 : the act of accommodating someone or something : the state of being accommodated: such asa : the providing of what is needed or desired for convenience changed his schedule for the accommodation of his clientsb : adaptation, adjustment an accommodation to temporary conditionsc : 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
accommodationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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.
Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1603
ACCOMMODATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accommodation for English Language Learners
accommodations : a place (such as a room in a hotel) where travelers can sleep and find other services
: a place where people can live, stay, or work
: an agreement that allows people, groups, etc., to work together
ACCOMMODATION Defined for Kids
Definition of accommodation for Students
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.
Medical Definition of accommodation
: an adaptation or adjustment especially of a bodily part (as an organ): asa: the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lensb: the range over which such adjustment is possible
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