hotel

noun
ho·​tel | \ hō-ˈtel How to pronounce hotel (audio) , 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 How to pronounce Hotel (audio) , 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 Another boasting point of the hotel is the rooftop pool which gives the guests a 360 degree panorama of South Beach. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, "How To Travel With That South Beach And Miami Vibe," 10 May 2021 The cave is located on the grounds of a hotel that is now up for sale; Schiboni hopes to buy the property and turn it into a center for Neanderthal studies. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Remains of Nine Neanderthals Butchered by Hyenas Found in Italian Cave," 10 May 2021 Now, some people drive to a campsite in campers equipped with all the comforts of a four-star hotel. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Campfire cooking: The flames add flavor," 6 May 2021 With help from an attorney at Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Callejas sued the owner of the hotel, AUM Pelham LLC. Alexia FernÁndez Campbell And Joe Yerardi, Chron, "How companies rip off poor employees - and get away with it," 4 May 2021 With help from an attorney at Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Callejas sued the owner of the hotel, AUM Pelham LLC. Anchorage Daily News, "How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it," 4 May 2021 With help from an attorney at Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Callejas sued the owner of the hotel, AUM Pelham LLC. Alexia FernÁndez Campbell And Joe Yerardi, orlandosentinel.com, "How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it," 4 May 2021 Although the spa will be open by appointment only, guests of the hotel will be able to access the fitness center as long as social distancing guidelines are observed. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The Plaza Hotel Is Reopening in New York City This Month," 4 May 2021 With help from an attorney at Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Callejas sued the owner of the hotel, AUM Pelham LLC. CBS News, "U.S. companies are stealing pay from low-wage workers, report says," 4 May 2021

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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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13 May 2021

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“Hotel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hotel. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce hotel (audio) \

Kids Definition of hotel

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

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