Definitions for Hospitalityˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hos•pi•tal•i•tyˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers; an act or show of welcome.

  2. the quality of being hospitable and welcoming to guests or strangers.

Origin of hospitality:

1325–75; ME hospitalite < MF < L hospitālitās=hospitāli(s)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cordial reception, hospitality(noun)

    kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hospitality(noun)ˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti

    kindness to visitors

    Thank you so much for your hospitality.


  1. hospitality(Noun)

    The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service.

  2. hospitality(Noun)

    The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests

    Please thank our hosts for their hospitality during the week that we stayed.

  3. Origin: From hospitalité, from hospitalitas, from hospitalis, from hospes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hospitality(noun)

    the act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality


  1. Hospitality

    Hospitality is 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.

Translations for Hospitality

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a friendly welcome for guests or strangers, which often includes offering them food, drink etc.

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