rest house


: a building used for shelter by travelers

Examples of rest house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shrine also offers free housing and food for out-of-town patients receiving treatment at the next-door government hospital, acting as a traveler’s rest house just as the shrine did when it was first established. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 June 2024 Paramedics arrived a little after 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Tip Off rest house on the South Kaibab Trail to find the Daly City resident unresponsive, NPS officials announced. Sunset Magazine, 30 June 2020 Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah disputed the Israeli version in a speech later Sunday, saying the Israeli strikes hit a Hezbollah rest house and killed two of the group’s members. Jon Gambrell, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2019 Rocks also crashed through the roof of a rest house where about 100 skiers and snowboarders were sheltering, the Kyodo News agency reported. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rest house was in 1807

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“Rest house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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rest house

: a building used for shelter by travelers
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