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hospitality

Definition:

kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

hospitable

Plural:

hospitalities

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"act of being hospitable", from Old French hospitalité, from Latin hospitalitem...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Hospitality

the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, meaning... (37 of 874 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hospitality

Hospitality (disambiguation)

refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill. Hospitality may also ... | Hospitality service, a centrally-organized social network wherein travelers and tourists exchange accommodation without... (35 of 153 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hospitality (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural] | receptiveness [synonym, sense-specific]

kindness in welcoming strangers or guests | receptiveness (7 of 544 words, 2 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hospitality

Oxford Dictionary:

hospitality

the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers | [modifier] : relating to or denoting the business of ... (21 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hospitality

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hospitality [uncountable]

friendly and generous behaviour towards visitors and guests, intended to make them feel welcome | food, drink, and entertainment given to customers by ... (22 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hospitality

Cambridge Dictionary:

hospitality

when people are friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors | the food, drink, etc. that an organization provides in order to keep its guests happy (25 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hospitality

Merriam-Webster:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition (5 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hospitality

American Heritage Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests. | An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests. (18 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hospitality

Random House Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers. | the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, ... (23 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hospitality

New World Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

the act, practice, or quality of being hospitable; solicitous entertainment of guests (12 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hospitality

Wiktionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural] | guestfriendship [synonym, sense-specific] | guestfriendliness [synonym, sense-specific]

The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests | [business] The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service. (21 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hospitality

Encarta Dictionary:

hospitality

friendly, welcoming, and generous treatment offered to guests or strangers | for the use of clients, guests, or visitors who are being entertained, ... (22 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618851​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

hospitality

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "act of being hospitable", from Old French hospitalité, from Latin hospitalitem (nominative hospitalitas) "friendliness to ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=hospitality

Wiktionary:

hospitality

Origin: French hospitalité, from Latin hospitalitas ("hospitality"), from hospitalis ("hospitable"), from hospes ("guest", "host"). Displaced native Old English giest-líðnys ("guestliness"), from giest ("guest").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hospitality

American Heritage Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

Origin: Middle English hospitalite, from Old French, from Latin hospitālitās, from hospitālis, of a guest; see "hospital".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hospitality

Oxford Dictionary:

hospitality

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French hospitalite, from Latin hospitalitas, from hospitalis "hospitable" (see "hospital")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hospitality

New World Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

Origin: Latin hospitalitas from hospitalis: see "hospital"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hospitality

Audio references

Wiktionary:

hospitality

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hospitality

Collins Dictionary:

hospitality | hospitalities [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hospitality

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hospitality [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hospitality"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hospitality

Macmillan American Dictionary:

hospitality [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hospitality"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/hospitality

Cambridge Dictionary:

hospitality

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "hospitality"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "hospitality"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hospitality

the Free Dictionary:

hospitality

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hospitality"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hospitality

Google Dictionary:

hospitality

Audio: English pronunciation of "hospitality"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hospitality

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hospitality"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hospit​05 word=hospitality

YourDictionary Audio:

hospitality

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hospitality

freedictionary.org:

hospitality

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hospitality" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=hospitality

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