motel

noun mo·tel \ mō-ˈtel \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of motel

: an establishment which provides lodging and parking and in which the rooms are usually accessible from an outdoor parking area

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Origin and Etymology of motel

blend of motor and hotel


MOTEL Defined for English Language Learners

motel

noun

Definition of motel for English Language Learners

  • : a place that is next to a road and that has rooms for people to stay in especially when they are traveling by car


MOTEL Defined for Kids

motel

noun mo·tel \ mō-ˈtel \

Definition of motel for Students

: a building or group of buildings for travelers to stay in which the rooms are usually reached directly from an outdoor parking area


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