What does hospitality mean?

Definitions for hospitality
ˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ tihos·pi·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cordial reception, hospitalitynoun

    kindness in welcoming guests or strangers


  1. hospitalitynoun

    The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service.

  2. hospitalitynoun

    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. Etymology: From hospitalité, from hospitalitas, from hospitalis, from hospes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hospitalitynoun

    The practice of entertaining strangers.

    Etymology: hospitalité, French.

    The Lacedemonians forbidding all access of strangers into their coasts, are, in that respect, deservedly blamed, as being enemies to that hospitality which, for common humanity sake, all the nations on earth should embrace. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    My master is of a churlish disposition,
    And little recks to find the way to heav’n
    By doing deeds of hospitality. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    How has this spirit of faction broke all the laws of charity, neighbourhood, alliance, and hospitality? Jonathan Swift.


  1. Hospitality

    Hospitality is the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt describes hospitality in the Encyclopédie as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. Hospitality is also the way we treat people, that is the service of welcoming receiving guests for example in hotels. Hospitality plays a fundamental role to augment or decrease the volume of sales of an organization hence every business should master it. Hospitality ethics is a discipline that studies this usage of hospitality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hospitalitynoun

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

  2. Etymology: [L. hospitalitas: cf. F. hospitalit.]


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hospitality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hospitality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hospitality in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    There is no hospitality like understanding.

  2. Justin Chang:

    There are opportunities to partner with Chinese capital, partners who are interested in building, acquiring or investing in hospitality assets in the U.S. and Europe, we also see ourselves in those hospitality and tourism sectors in China.

  3. Mike Huckabee:

    It’s an incredible thing when people in the name of their liberty want to deny someone else theirs, and if you’re in the hospitality business, your number one goal is to be hospitable. The owner of that restaurant was not hospitable.

  4. John Minadakis:

    I’ve had men women who depend on the crab industry reach out to let me know they appreciate our efforts and stand with us. Commercial crabbers from the Eastern Shore, crab pickers from Crisfield, hospitality industry employees, and everyone in between! They’ve expressed to me that their weekly paycheck depends on the outcome of this attack, and wish to help in any manner they can, as a small business, we know we are outgunned by PETA’s blank check book, but we will not back down in the face of tyranny.

  5. Alan Hammer:

    For the smaller landlord who owns a building and has their life savings in it, the loss of rent is a much bigger problem, the problem is also bigger if you have lower income tenants, people who work in hospitality, restaurants, service.

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