motel

noun
mo·​tel | \mō-ˈtel \

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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Her ponytail, fastened tightly at the motel, had come loose. New York Times, "‘It’s Like Each Day Is a Year’: A Migrant Mother’s Wait for a Reunion," 13 July 2018 Grassroots Leadership staff put her up at a motel to wait. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "What it took to reunite one immigrant family separated under U.S. 'zero tolerance' policy," 12 July 2018 Dozier was sentenced to die for robbing, killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller at a Las Vegas motel in 2002. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Drug company’s lawsuit could derail Nevada execution," 10 July 2018 Numerous complaints about recent drug activity at a Rosenberg motel led to a narcotics investigation and eight arrests last week, the Rosenberg Police Department reports. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "8 arrested in drug bust at Rosenberg motel," 3 July 2018 Surveillance video at the motel showed Vann running from the room to a blue Jeep, registered to his sister, and he was arrested at a house on 49th Avenue in Gary, police said. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "'Done and over with': Families find closure after Darren Vann, who killed 7 in Gary area, sentenced to life," 25 May 2018 The trio was arrested at a South Side motel the morning after ditching the VW at North Star Mall. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A. man who carjacked and shot postal worker gets 20 years for crime spree," 12 July 2018 Dozier was sentenced to death in 2007 for robbing, killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller at a Las Vegas motel in 2002. Author: Ken Ritter, Michelle L. Price, Anchorage Daily News, "Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug," 12 July 2018 Dozier was sentenced to death in 2007 for robbing, killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller at a Las Vegas motel in 2002. Ken Ritter And Michelle L. Price, Time, "Nevada Delays Its First Execution in 12 Years After a Drug Company Objects," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of motel

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for motel

blend of motor and hotel

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The first known use of motel was in 1925

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motel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motel

: 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

noun
mo·​tel | \mō-ˈtel \

Kids Definition of motel

: 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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