hospitality[häs′pi tal′ə tē]
- Hospitality is defined as taking care of your guests and anticipating their needs.
An example of hospitality is making the bed every morning for someone staying at your house.
Origin of hospitalityClassical Latin hospitalitas ; from hospitalis: see hospital
- Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests.
- An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests.
Origin of hospitalityMiddle English hospitalite, from Old French, from Latin hospitālitās, from hospitālis, of a guest; see hospital.
(countable and uncountable, plural hospitalities)
From Old French hospitalite (French hospitalité), from Latin hospitalitas (“hospitality”), from hospitalis (“hospitable”), from hospes (“guest", "host”). Displaced native Old English giest-líðnys (“guestliness”), from giest (“guest”).