hospitality

noun hos·pi·tal·i·ty \ ˌhä-spə-ˈta-lə-tē \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of hospitality

plural hospitalities
: hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition
  • thanked our hosts for their hospitality

Examples of hospitality in a Sentence

  1. It was refreshing to be met with such hospitality after our long journey.

Recent Examples of hospitality from the Web

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First Known Use of hospitality

14th century


HOSPITALITY Defined for English Language Learners

hospitality

noun

Definition of hospitality for English Language Learners

  • : generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests : hospitable treatment

  • : the activity of providing food, drinks, etc. for people who are the guests or customers of an organization


HOSPITALITY Defined for Kids

hospitality

noun hos·pi·tal·i·ty \ ˌhä-spə-ˈta-lə-tē \

Definition of hospitality for Students

: friendly and generous treatment of guests


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