Hostelry Definition

hŏstəl-rē
hostelries
noun
hostelries
A lodging place; inn; hotel.
Webster's New World

An inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses)

Wiktionary

The art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel, bed and breakfast, or hostel; the hostelry trade, a degree in hostelry and tourism.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Hostelry

Noun

Singular:
hostelry
Plural:
hostelries

Origin of Hostelry

  • Middle English hostelrie from Old French hostelerie from hostel lodging, inn hostel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French hostelerie

    From Wiktionary

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