accommodation

noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən \

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 boat
  • overnight 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

accommodational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of accommodation in a Sentence

  1. They weren't sure if they could provide food and accommodations for the whole group.

  2. The accommodations on board the boat are a bit cramped.

  3. He hoped to reach an accommodation with the new owners.

  4. Negotiators were convinced that accommodation with the union was possible.

  5. He changed his schedule as an accommodation to his clients.

  6. Changes were made for the accommodation of differing viewpoints.

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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

accommodation Synonyms

Synonyms
lodging, lodgment (or lodgement)
Antonyms
burden, millstone, weight
Related Words
berth, shelter; crash pad
Near Antonyms
maladaptation

ACCOMMODATION Defined for English Language Learners

accommodation

noun

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

accommodation

noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən \

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 Dictionary

accommodation

noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ ə-ˌkäm-ə-ˈdā-shən \

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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