American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests.
- n. An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with liberality and kindness.
- n. The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests
- n. business The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality.
- n. kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
- From French hospitalité, from Latin hospitalitas ("hospitality"), from hospitalis ("hospitable"), from hospes ("guest", "host"). Displaced native Old English giest-líðnys ("guestliness"), from giest ("guest"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hospitalite, from Old French, from Latin hospitālitās, from hospitālis, of a guest; see hospital. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The "y'all come see me" kind of hospitality is an African tradition that they brought over.”
“This kind of hospitality is infectious and makes traveling in Mexico a joy.”
“I work in hospitality and sales, and even though I hate shaking hands with people under any circumstances, I really don't want to after reading about how easy the swine flu spreads.”
“Meanwhile, unobtrusively, Stoke companies continued to produce crockery for what they call the hospitality industry, where demand grew as eating-out replaced eating-in.”
“You work in hospitality and sales and hate shaking hands with people under any circumstances?”
“As John Koenig writes in New Testament Hospitality, According to this tradition, which has virtually disappeared from contemporary Western culture, hospitality is seen as one of the pillars of morality upon which the universe stands.”
“Conspicuous hospitality is a distinguishing characteristic of Koreans in both private and business settings, but corporate hospitality is generally even more extravagant than private hospitality.”
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“Even as Leslie Sbrocco partnered with Beringer, when a wine writer accepts travel hospitality from a special interest, in effect an understanding about the relationship of the guest to the host is present.”
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hostile, hospitable words (many based upon the IE root (g)hosti-) and reactions to the stranger and other words about the qualities of the strange (unfamiliar).
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