Definition of Guest

1. Noun. A visitor to whom hospitality is extended.

Exact synonyms: Invitee
Specialized synonyms: Guest Of Honor, House Guest, Houseguest, Wedding Guest
Generic synonyms: Visitant, Visitor
Derivative terms: Invite, Invite



2. Noun. United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959).
Exact synonyms: Edgar Albert Guest, Edgar Guest
Generic synonyms: Journalist

3. Noun. A customer of a hotel or restaurant etc..
Generic synonyms: Client, Customer
Specialized synonyms: No-show, Overnighter

4. Noun. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network.

Definition of Guest

1. n. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.

2. v. t. To receive or entertain hospitably.

3. v. i. To be, or act the part of, a guest.

4. n. Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.

Definition of Guest

1. Noun. a recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another ¹

2. Noun. a patron or customer in a hotel etc. ¹

3. Noun. an invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guest

1. to appear as a visitor [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Guest

1. 1. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay. "To cheer his gueste, whom he had stayed that night." (Spenser) "True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest. Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest." (Pope) Origin: OE. Gest, AS. Gaest, gest; akin to OS, D, & G. Gust, Icel gestr, Sw. Gast, Dan. Gjast, Goth. Gast, Russ. Goste, and to L. Hostis enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger is the older one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guest

guesses
guessing
guessing game
guessing games
guessingly
guessings
guessive
guesstimate
guesstimated
guesstimates
guesstimating
guesstimation
guesstimations
guesswork
guessworks
guest (current term)
guest(a)
guest book
guest books
guest night
guest of Her Majesty
guest of honor
guest of honour
guest room
guest rooms
guest rope
guest ropes
guest speaker
guest speakers
guest star

Literary usage of Guest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by James Russell, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1832)
"guest. March I5. 23. ... being made between Thomas Bumpas and William guest, ... Part> John guest the elder and Maty his his death for wife, and John guest, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by James Russell, Great Britain Court of Chancery, James William Mylne, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1832)
"guest. Semble. Where a tenant for life, ... between Thomas Bumpas and William guest, estate after his death for the benefit of his children, levies a fine, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"A guest in a hotel is entitled to the privacy of the room to which he has been ... Whether a hotel keeper is under a duty to protect a guest against third ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
"In the first place, have the guest's room in readiness beforehand, so as not to be ... Try and make the room show your guest that she was expected, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"guest was practically the founder of the Philological Society, ... guest was a man of great kindness of heart, unaffected piety, benevolence, and urbanity. ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"452 safely, and restore them when his guest leaves the house. ... The liability of an innkeeper for a loss by his guest extends to all the movable goods and ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"By AK guest. FROM Kanta.ro, to Juja (13 miles, small well, bad water); Bir en-Nisf (6 miles, permanent well, bad water); Katia, Bir el-Hajjaj (9 miles, ..."

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