views updated May 29 2018

ho·tel / hōˈtel/ • n. 1. an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists.2. a code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication.


views updated May 17 2018

1. Large private residence, or town-house in France.

2. Official residence of a public figure or official.

3. University hostel.

4. Building for accommodation of strangers, really a superior inn, since the C19 a very large and luxurious establishment with bedrooms, dining-rooms, and other facilities, usually spelled without the circumflex accent.


views updated May 21 2018

hotel large †private or public residence XVII; house for entertainment of strangers and travellers XVIII. — F. hôtel, later form of hostel HOSTEL.