accommodation[ə käm′ə dā′s̸hən]
- The definition of an accommodation is something that fulfills a particular need.
1. A hotel, motel and inn are each an example of an accommodation for travelers.2. A ramp leading up to the front door of an apartment building is an example of an accommodation for a resident in a wheelchair.
Modern hotel accommodations.
- an accommodating or being accommodated; adaptation (to a purpose); adjustment
- reconciliation of differences
- willingness to do favors or services
- a help or convenience
- lodgings; room and board
- traveling space, as in a railroad train or airplane; seat, berth, etc.
- the automatic adjustment of the eye, esp. the lens and pupil, for focusing on objects at various distances
- the act of making or endorsing an accommodation paper
- The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
- Something that meets a need; a convenience.
- accommodationsa. Room and board; lodgings.b. A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle.
- Reconciliation or settlement of opposing views.
- Physiology The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
- A financial favor, such as a loan.
(countable and uncountable, plural accommodations)
- (chiefly UK, usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
- (countable, uncountable, followed by to) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment.
- (countable, uncountable) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
- (countable, uncountable) Adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.
- (countable) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
- Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.
- (countable, commerce) A loan of money.
- (countable, commerce) An accommodation bill or note.
- (countable, law) An offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted
- (countable, physiology, biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.
- (countable, medicine) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.
- (countable, geology) The place where sediments can make, or have made, a sedimentation.
accommodation - Legal Definition
- Something done, such as providing a loan or signing an accommodation paper as a surety for another, that is done as a favor without any direct or indirect benefit, compensation, or consideration.
- The act of making a change or provision for someone or something.