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 pluraltourist 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 \ ə-​ˌkä-​mə-​ˈdā-​shnəl How to pronounce accommodational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

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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 Visit Orlando is funded with revenue from Orange County’s tourist development tax, a 6% levy tacked onto the cost of hotel rooms, home-sharing rentals and other lodging accommodations. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Mayor Jerry Demings leads Orange County tourism entourage to London," 22 Oct. 2019 Included in the glamping category are canvas safari tents, Airstream trailers, teepees, tree houses and other fancier-than-a-regular-old-tent overnight accommodations. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Report: No surprise here, Millennials love glamping," 16 Oct. 2019 While in the Army, Buie was awarded a Bronze Star, a Combat Infantry badge, and received numerous other accommodations and awards, according to the FBI. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "The Spin: Ocasio-Cortez backs Lipinski challenger | Legal marijuana dispensaries would be banned in most of Chicago’s downtown | Illinois offers tax scofflaws amnesty," 18 Sep. 2019 During one of her appearances onstage, Swift called for passage of the Equality Act, which would provide legal protections for LGBTQ people against discrimination at work, home, school, and other public accommodations. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "White House responds to Taylor Swift after she calls out President Trump at the VMAs," 28 Aug. 2019 In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. Marie Claire, "Taylor Swift Calls Out the White House in VMAs Speech," 27 Aug. 2019 The bill, which has passed in the House of Representatives, would add legal protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. Emily Tillett, CBS News, "Taylor Swift calls out Trump administration at MTV Video Music Awards," 27 Aug. 2019 McIntosh said all of the guests in the motel’s 28 rooms were relocated to other accommodations run by the company. Matthew Brown, The Seattle Times, "Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires," 13 Aug. 2018 The format also included one additional playoff spot in both the league's conferences, accommodations for FIFA windows for international competitions and moved up the date of the final by about a month. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Don Garber discusses MLS Cup playoff format, CBA negotiations at FC Cincinnati," 6 Nov. 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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27 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Accommodation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accommodation. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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More Definitions for accommodation

accommodation

noun
How to pronounce accommodation (audio)

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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