motel

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noun mo·tel \mō-ˈtel\

Definition of motel

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

Origin and Etymology of motel

blend of motor and hotel


First Known Use: 1925


MOTEL Defined for English Language Learners

motel

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noun mo·tel \mō-ˈtel\

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

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noun mo·tel \mō-ˈtel\

Definition of motel for Students

  1. :  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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