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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.

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.

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. Toshimitsu Motegi:

    We'd like to welcome President Xi as a state guest next spring in a good atmosphere and have been taking care of issues one by one.

  2. Leslie Caldwell:

    While posing as a trusted friend and house guest, McCormack kidnapped his hosts' toddler child and sexually abused the child in local motels and parked cars.

  3. World Choice spokesman Pete Owens:

    It has added to confusion in discussions about the expansion of our dinner theaters to new locations across the country and around the world, some of our guest comments and comments of developers, in markets around the country with whom we spoke, show a misconception of what our show is. They do not realize the Stampede is a very patriotic, spectacular, horse show with 32 beautiful horses as the stars.

  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    And the PM said to him, 'Please come, you are our guest, please come and have tea with me'.

  5. Simon Numphud:

    Website ratings are based on personal opinion and individual guest experience, whereas AA inspections are carried out using a set of quality standards by a highly experienced inspector.

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