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

Other jihadist outfits in the region have proved able to attack Western targets locally, such as hotels. The Economist, "The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa," 14 July 2018 Upton shared the news of her pregnancy with a photo of her in a sharp red, ankle-length suit posed on a hotel balcony in Miami. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Kate Upton Just Announced She's Expecting Her First Child," 14 July 2018 Lina adds Sunny to the household – despite the looming accusation of theft – elevating her from hotel maid to Karen’s ayi, a glorified nanny. Terry Hong, The Christian Science Monitor, "'What We Were Promised' depicts post-Mao China in a deft debut novel set in Shanghai," 13 July 2018 That happened just after the port scrapped a plan to set aside an 80-foot tall section of the Hilton Bayfront hotel garage for ads that would appear up to 334 days a year and generate up to $100,000 per year. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Public outcry prompts port to shelve looser policy for building wrap ads," 13 July 2018 Across Russia for the last month, fans (and journalists) have used translation apps for everything: asking for directions, chatting with taxi drivers, getting slightly nerve-racking haircuts, checking into hotels, making friends, even flirting. Rory Smith, New York Times, "The Google Translate World Cup," 13 July 2018 Facial analysis can be a form of identification in offices, airports, and hotels. Scott Thurm, WIRED, "Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition," 13 July 2018 The time has come to publicly air a grievance that burdens those travelers who rely on hotel gyms to offset all the poor eating and other extra calories that might be consumed during and after work on the road. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Were Rangers trying to save Choo’s streak by not using him to hit late?," 11 July 2018 So far, only one course has been built along with a clubhouse and a boutique hotel with 16 rooms. Jill Colvin And Paul Kelbie, chicagotribune.com, "Trump lies low in Scotland ahead of high-stakes meeting with Putin," 14 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

French hôtel, from Old French hostel hostel

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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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