hotel

noun ho·tel \ hō-ˈtel , ˈhō-ˌtel \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of hotel

: an establishment that provides lodging and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services for the public : inn

hoteldom

play \hō-ˈtel-dəm, ˈhō-ˌtel-\ noun

Examples of hotel in a Sentence

  1. check out of a hotel

  2. for their 50th anniversary they stayed at one of the finest hotels in San Francisco

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Origin and Etymology of hotel

French hôtel, from Old French hostel hostel


Hotel

communications code word

Definition of Hotel

used as a code word for the letter h

First Known Use of hotel

1951

in the meaning defined above

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HOTEL Defined for English Language Learners

hotel

Definition of hotel for English Language Learners

  • : a place that has rooms in which people can stay especially when they are traveling : a place that provides food, lodging, and other services for paying guests


HOTEL Defined for Kids

hotel

noun ho·tel \ hō-ˈtel \

Definition of hotel for Students

: a place that provides lodging and meals for the public : inn


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