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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Recent Examples on the Web

Service is exceptional, the accommodations are stylish and roomy, and the restaurant, Beck at Brown's is a real highlight. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Brown's Hotel," 8 Feb. 2019 The room accommodations are sophisticated and cozy, with blue and white color schemes and luxe additions, like soaking tubs overlooking the water (and Taylor Swift’s house). Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 With severe weather in the forecast for other southeastern states, accommodations will be available as long as possible prior to potential landfall. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence evacuees could find refuge at some NASCAR racetracks: reports," 12 Sep. 2018 Intrepid’s specialty is adventure travel, so accommodations are modest and travelers get good exposure to the local culture. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 2018 At this week’s Food and Drug Administration hearing on chronic pain, accommodations were at the forefront. NBC News, "Pain patients beg FDA for more options, easier access to opioids," 10 July 2018 The accommodations are sparse and some residents could not hide their disappointment that the bedrooms do not have windows. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "A Macy’s Goes From Mall Mainstay to Homeless Shelter," 13 June 2018 Nowadays, the oasis is just as sought after by luxury travelers and an A-list crowd due to five-star accommodations and trendy cuisine. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 High-end accommodations and cuisine also top off the lengthy perks list. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "A "Golden Girls" Cruise Is in the Works, So Renew Your Passport Immediately," 19 Feb. 2019

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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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