hotel

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel , ˈhō-ˌtel\

Definition of hotel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Hotel

communications code word

Definition of Hotel (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter h

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Other Words from hotel

Noun

hoteldom \ hō-​ˈtel-​dəm , ˈhō-​ˌtel-​ \ noun

Examples of hotel in a Sentence

Noun

check out of a hotel for their 50th anniversary they stayed at one of the finest hotels in San Francisco

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is checking out early from his investment in a Miami Beach, Fla., hotel. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Fashion Mogul Tommy Hilfiger Sells Miami Beach Hotel He Aimed to Restore," 12 Feb. 2019 During every run and workout, the trainees wear a round Zephyr puck sensor, about the size of a bar of hotel soap, against their chest. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Is Changing How Special Ops Fighters Are Trained," 12 Feb. 2019 Then these models take pictures of themselves eating a thick slice of pizza, or a big bowl of spaghetti, in a luxury hotel in their underwear with zero percent body fat. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, ""We’re So Hungry!” Jameela Jamil Gets Real About the Effects of Photoshop," 31 Jan. 2019 Dev Patel and Armie Hammer star as two people who are caught in a hotel during the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: True Detective, Once Upon a Deadpool, Godzilla, and more," 15 Dec. 2018 In the book, Salim blows the Jinn in the hotel and then he's gone. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "The 20 Most Graphic and Gorgeous Sex Scenes on TV," 16 Nov. 2018 On the River in San Antonio, Texas: an iconic 146-room boutique hotel and culinary destination in the storied 19th-century Brewhouse at historic Pearl. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "HOTEL EMMA," 26 Oct. 2018 On December 3rd, Mohammed called with the number for a taxi service and the address of a hotel. Yasmine Koenig As Told To Liz Welch, Seventeen, "My Mom Took Me Overseas and Forced Me Into Being a Teen Bride," 26 Sep. 2018 One of the Marriotts will be a full-service hotel, with the other opening under the chain’s AC Hotel brand aimed at millennials. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dania Pointe to offer 600 apartments starting at $1,600 a month, as well as bowling, movies," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of hotel

Noun

1687, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hotel

Noun

borrowed from French hôtel, going back to Old French hostel, ostel "lodging, accommodation" — more at hostel entry 1

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The first known use of hotel was in 1687

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hotel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hotel

: 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

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel \

Kids Definition of hotel

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

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