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hostel

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noun hos·tel \ˈhäs-təl\

Definition of hostel

  1. 1 :  inn

  2. 2 a chiefly British :  a supervised institutional residence b :  a supervised lodging for usually young travelers —called also youth hostel

Examples of hostel in a sentence

  1. <in the old days, a traveler could spend the night at one of the hostels placed along the coach route>

Origin and Etymology of hostel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin hospitale hospice


First Known Use: 14th century


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hostel

verb hos·tel

Definition of hostel

hosteled

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hostelled

hosteling

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hostelling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to stay at hostels overnight in the course of traveling

14th Century

First Known Use of hostel

14th century


HOSTEL Defined for English Language Learners

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hostel

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noun hos·tel \ˈhäs-təl\

Definition of hostel for English Language Learners

  • : an inexpensive place for usually young travelers to stay overnight

  • : a shelter for homeless people


HOSTEL Defined for Kids

hostel

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noun hos·tel \ˈhä-stəl\

Definition of hostel for Students

  1. :  a place providing inexpensive lodging usually for young travelers


Medical Dictionary

hostel

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noun hos·tel \ˈhäs-təl\

Medical Definition of hostel

  1. chiefly British :  housing maintained by a public or private organization or institution; especially :  a rest home or rehabilitation center for the chronically ill, the aged, or the physically disabled



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