Hotel definition

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An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.
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A commercial establishment providing lodging and, usually, meals and other services for the public, esp. travelers.
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(now chiefly historical) A large town house or mansion; a grand private residence, especially in France. [from 17th c.]
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An establishment that provides accommodation and other services for paying guests; normally larger than a guesthouse, and often one of a chain. [from 17th c.]
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The letter H in the ICAO spelling alphabet. [from 20th c.]
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The larger red property in the game of Monopoly, in contradistinction to houses.
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The guest accommodation and dining section of a cruise ship.
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The letter H in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
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The definition of a hotel is a place that provides temporary sleeping accommodations to travelers.

An example of a hotel is the Ramada or the Holiday Inn where travelers stay overnight.

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In France, the mansion of a person of wealth or rank.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hotel
Plural:
hotels

Origin of hotel

  • French hôtel from Old French hostel hostel hostel

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

  • From French hôtel. Compare hostel.

    From Wiktionary