What does motel mean?

Definitions for motel
moʊˈtɛlmo·tel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motel(noun)

    a motor hotel

Wiktionary

  1. motel(Noun)

    lodging establishment typically featuring a series of rooms whose entrance is immediately adjacent to a parking lot, as might facilitate easy access to one's automobile during an overnight stay, particularly located near a major highway

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

  2. motel(Noun)

    (as a modifier; used attributively) Of or relating to a motel.

    motel sign

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

  3. motel(Noun)

    (as a modifier; used attributively) Of architecture, interior design, etc, in the style of a motel; identical and anonymous.

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

  4. motel(Adjective)

    any of several architectural or interior design styles associated with motels, such as "identicalness", "anonymity", or any other perceived attribute of motels, particularly as differentiated from hotels.

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

  5. motel(Adjective)

    characterized by an anonymous, temporary nature, as motel sex.

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

  6. motel(Adjective)

    property owned by a motel, as "motel towel", "motel ashtray", possibly imprinted or embroidered with the name of the establishment, frequently appropriated by tourists as a souvenir.

    Etymology: from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

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  1. Motel

    A motor hotel, or motel for short, is a hotel designed for motorists, and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. Entering dictionaries after World War II, the word motel, coined in 1925 as a portmanteau of motor and hotel or motorists' hotel, referred initially to a type of hotel consisting of a single building of connected rooms whose doors faced a parking lot and, in some circumstances, a common area; or a series of small cabins with common parking. Motels are often privately owned, though motel chains do exist. As the provincial highways and the United States highway system began to develop in the 1920s, long-distance road journeys became more common, and the need for inexpensive, easily accessible overnight accommodation sited close to the main routes led to the growth of the motel concept. Motels peaked in popularity in the 1960s with rising car travel, only to decline in response to competition from the newer chain hotels which became commonplace at highway interchanges as traffic was bypassed onto newly constructed freeways.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of motel in a Sentence

  1. Anderson Sr.:

    I still dont know whats goingon, im hearing from YouTube.I dont know nothing.All I know is my son is dead.Im still trying to figure outanswers so I can sleep.I dont sleep.My kids dont sleep.I cant even stay at home.My kids, they feel like they areunsafe at home.Ive been buying motel rooms andI dont have that type of money.I wasnt prepared for this.

  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. Ingrid Weir:

    I used to dream of a week-long beach vacation with white sand under my toes... right now, I'd settle for 48 hours at a Motel 6 with some Lysol and a UV lamp.

  4. Grant Snyder:

    That's why you can take a kid that's been choked into unconsciousness, hooked on methamphetamines, beaten up, raped, put in a motel room and forced to have sex with a bunch of guys she doesn't know and ... three days later she will run away back to her trafficker.

  5. Natalie Wood:

    Oh goodness, if I wasn’t able to touch [that money], I wouldn’t have electricity, water, or a roof over my head, but you know, the thing a lot of us forget, myself included, is you put down first, last, and a security deposit and you’re in a place. But how about all the deposits necessary for water, gas, electricity — all of our things had to be put in storage. Even doing that we lost more than half of everything we owned… and finding a motel that would accept us with dogs was not easy. It was costly… We’re still coming to terms with everything, so we’re not pulled together by any stretch of the imagination, but we’re trying. I’m trying very hard to make it a home.

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