hostelry

noun
hos·tel·ry | \ˈhä-stᵊl-rē \
plural hostelries

Definition of hostelry 

: inn, hotel

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Examples of hostelry in a Sentence

the grande dame of the city's hostelries, it has played host to presidents, kings, and Hollywood royalty

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Construction is already underway on several smaller hostelries. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tourism spending up 10 percent in Oceanside," 25 May 2018 In August the government stopped issuing new licences to restaurants and hostelries, supposedly to fight tax evasion. The Economist, "The fade of the house of Castro," 18 Apr. 2018 Looking down upon the particularly posh stretch of Madison Avenue, the 189-room Surrey underwent a $60 million renovation six years ago—one that transformed a reliable if unexciting hostelry into one of the neighborhood’s most desirable addresses. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Surrey," 20 Oct. 2017 Both the bar and the hotel are theatrical simulacra of a glamorous Art Deco watering hole and hostelry. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Eric Underwood, the American Star of the Royal Ballet," 13 July 2017 Cyclists are everywhere: The terrain is mostly flat, there is little traffic, and hostelries cater to riders’ needs. Suzanne Carmick, New York Times, "The Pastoral Isles of Lake Champlain," 6 June 2017 From trendy cocktail bars to hip hostelries, everything that Pierre-Charles Cros and Xavier Padovani touch seems to pay off. Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of hostelry

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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hostelry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hostelry

: an inn, pub, or hotel

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