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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guest, invitee(noun)

    a visitor to whom hospitality is extended

  2. Guest, Edgar Guest, Edgar Albert Guest(noun)

    United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)

  3. guest(noun)

    a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.

  4. node, client, guest(noun)

    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network


  1. guest(Noun)

    a recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another

  2. guest(Noun)

    a patron or customer in a hotel etc.

  3. guest(Noun)

    an invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast

  4. guest(Verb)

    to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast

  5. guest(Verb)

    as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band)

  6. Origin: From gest, from gestr, replacing Old English ġiest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guest(noun)

    a visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay

  2. Guest(verb)

    to receive or entertain hospitably

  3. Guest(verb)

    to be, or act the part of, a guest

  4. Origin: [OE. gest, AS. gst, gest; akin to OS., D., & G. gast, Icel. gestr, Sw. gst, Dan. Gjst, Goth. gasts, Russ. goste, and to L. hostis enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger is the older one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile.]


  1. Guest

    Guest is the first studio album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington and was released in 1994 on Stone Gossard's then new label Loosegroove. Guest was reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guest

    gest, n. a visitor received and entertained.—n. Guest′-cham′ber (B.), a chamber or room for the accommodation of guests.—v.i. Guest′en (Scot.), to stay as a guest.—adv. Guest′wise, in the manner or capacity of a guest. [A.S. gest, gæst; allied to Dut. and Ger. gast, L. hostis, stranger, enemy.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3997

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guest' in Nouns Frequency: #818


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guest in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of guest in a Sentence

  1. Lord Byron:

    A pretty woman is a welcome guest.

  2. Polish Proverb:

    A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.

  3. Assyrian Proverb:

    If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

  4. Yiddish Proverb:

    A guest is like rain: when he lingers on, he becomes a nuisance.

  5. William Feather:

    A hotel isn't like a home, but it's better than being a house guest.

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