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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guest, inviteenoun

    a visitor to whom hospitality is extended

  2. Guest, Edgar Guest, Edgar Albert Guestnoun

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

  3. guestnoun

    a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.

  4. node, client, guestnoun

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


  1. guestnoun

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

  2. guestnoun

    a patron or customer in a hotel etc.

  3. guestnoun

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

  4. guestverb

    to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast

  5. guestverb

    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. Etymology: From gest, from gestr, replacing Old English ġiest.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GUESTnoun

    Etymology: gest, gist, Saxon; gwest, Welsh.

    They all murmured, saying, that he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. Lu. xix. 7.

    Methinks a father
    Is, at the nuptial of his son, a guest
    That best becomes the table. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Tell my royal guest
    I add to his commands my own request. John Dryden, Æn.

    O desarts, desarts! how fit a guest am I for you, since my heart can people you with wild ravenous beasts, which in you are wanting. Philip Sidney.

    Those happiest smiles
    That play’d on her ripe lip, seem’d not to know
    What guests were in her eyes; which parted thence
    As pearls from diamonds dropt. William Shakespeare.


  1. guest

    A guest is a person who is invited to visit or stay in someone's home or attend a particular social occasion, event, or organization. This term also refers to a person who pays for services provided by a hotel, restaurant, or other establishment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guestnoun

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

  2. Guestverb

    to receive or entertain hospitably

  3. Guestverb

    to be, or act the part of, a guest

  4. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Guest

    applied to those insects that live in nests or dwelling places of other species, not necessarily at the expense of the host.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GUEST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Guest is ranked #3737 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Guest surname appeared 9,483 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Guest.

    78.4% or 7,436 total occurrences were White.
    16% or 1,522 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 215 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 183 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 68 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 59 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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

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  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. Donald Trump:

    Prime Minister Abe said to me, very specifically, 'You are the guest of honor.' There's only one guest of honor ... I'm the guest of honor at the biggest event that they've had in over 200 years, so it's a great thing. And we get along very well with Japan. I get along very well with the Prime Minister.

  2. Tom Voss:

    The tip amount should be based on a variety of variables including type of hotel — luxury vs. motel — cost of room, length of stay, degree that the guest communicates with the housekeeper and overall performance and satisfaction, hotel housekeepers work hard and are often paid little, so if the guest is satisfied, it is fashionable to tip.

  3. Homer:

    It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.

  4. William Feather:

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

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    After three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, and rainy weather.

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