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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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 Dozier was sentenced to die for robbing, killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller at a Las Vegas motel in 2002. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, "Nevada execution in doubt after pharmaceutical company lawsuit," 11 July 2018 Over at the motel, all the women are preparing for this whole thing to be over. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 Missouri police are searching for a missing 24-year-old woman believed to have been recently abducted from a motel, PEOPLE confirms. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Have You Seen This Woman? 24-Year-Old Vanishes From Local Inn as Three Suspects are Arrested," 16 Apr. 2018 The town feels like any Midwestern suburb that’s lost its center — sprawling arterials, strip malls, some low rise motels with neon signs. Pam Mandel, Longreads, "Exodus in the Ozarks," 5 June 2018 Proves that a simple story – poor, unemployed, very young grandmother tries to raise her daughter’s daughter in a low-rent motel room in the shadow of Disney World – can be effective. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Daugherty's Morning Line: Do you really want your players in the MLB All-Star Game?," 9 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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