Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stable for horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hostelry; an inn or lodging house.
  • n. A stable for horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lodging-house; a hostelry; an inn.
  • n. A stable for horses.

Etymologies

From Old French hosterie, from hoste ("host"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The aim of the scheme is to return the cathedral to how it was hundreds of years ago and the application is for a two-storey hostry extension to provide an entrance hall, education room, community room, song school, music library, vestries, chair store and toilets.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The new building will be on the same site as the original hostry.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • That a man who certainly did (as F.H. Groome says) look like a “colossal clergyman” should have joined the gipsies, that he should have wandered over England and Europe, content often to have the grass for his bed and the sky for his hostry-roof, has astonished very much (and I believe scandalized very much) this age.

    Old Familiar Faces

  • Built on its original medieval foundation, the Hostry is a new welcoming area for visitors - harking back to centuries ago when a hostry on the same sight performed that service for monks.

    EDP24 News

  • I, seeing that, took him by the leg, and never rested pulling till I had pulled me his leg quite off; and now 'tis at home in mine hostry.

    The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus From the Quarto of 1616

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