from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A traveler who stays at hostels.
- n. Archaic An innkeeper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who keeps a hostel or other place of accomodation, an innkeeper. A person in the hospitality industry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The keeper of a hostel or inn.
- n. A student in a hostel, or small unendowed collede in Oxford or Cambridge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An innkeeper.
- n. A student in a hostel at Oxford or Cambridge in England. See hostel, 2.
- n. Eccles., formerly, the monk who entertained the guests in a monastery.
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And anon the hosteler arrayeth for him so fair and so well and so honestly, that there shall lack nothing; and it shall be done sooner and with less cost than an a man made it in his own house.
They came to her in the cutting voice of Patience Bittner, a sophisticated hosteler she'd known on Isle Royale.
No hosteler or herbergeour might entertain a stranger longer than a day and a night, unless he undertook to answer for his guest's behaviour, and he was left in no uncertainty as to the course of conduct he was expected to pursue towards the always undesirable alien.
And the abbot of that place sent him to a cell of theirs to be hosteler, for to receive their guests and do them comfort, and soon after our Lord showed there a fair miracle for his servant S. Cuthbert, for angels came to him oft-times in likeness of other guests, whom he received and served diligently with meat and drink and other necessaries.
Griffiths, the jolly hosteler, of whom I take the present opportunity of saying a few words, though I dare say he has been frequently described before, and by far better pens.
Close beside me stood my excellent friend Griffiths, the jolly hosteler, of whom I take the present opportunity of saying a few words, though I dare say he has been frequently described before, and by far better pens.
In that country in the good towns is a good custom: for whoso will make a feast to any of his friends, there be certain inns in every good town, and he that will make the feast will say to the hosteler, array for me tomorrow a good dinner for so many folk, and telleth him the number, and deviseth him the viands; and he saith also, thus much I will dispend and no more.
a fellow hosteler A, (who's going around by scooter) to Dogo Onsen.
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