hospitality[häs′pi tal′ə tē]
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”).