Definition of Hostelry

1. Noun. A hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers.

Exact synonyms: Auberge, Hostel, Inn, Lodge
Specialized synonyms: Caravan Inn, Caravansary, Caravanserai, Khan, Imaret, Post House, Posthouse, Roadhouse
Generic synonyms: Hotel
Derivative terms: Lodge



Definition of Hostelry

1. n. An inn; a lodging house.

Definition of Hostelry

1. Noun. an inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses) ¹

2. Noun. the art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel, bed and breakfast, or hostel; ''the hostelry trade'', ''a degree in hostelry and tourism'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hostelry

1. an inn [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Hostelry

1. An inn; a lodging house. "Homely brought up in a rude hostelry." . "Come with me to the hostelry." (Longfellow) Origin: OE. Hostelrie, hostelrye, ostelrie, OF. Hostelerie, fr. Hostel. See Hostel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hostelry

hostages
hostas
hosted
hostee
hostees
hostel
hosteled
hosteler
hostelers
hosteling
hostelled
hosteller
hostellers
hostelling
hostelries
hostelry (current term)
hostels
hostess-ship
hostess trolley
hostess trolleys
hostess trollies
hostesse
hostessed
hostesses
hostessing
hostessship
hostie
hosties
hostile

Literary usage of Hostelry

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1. Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures by Albert Bigelow Paine (1904)
"A HALT AT A WAYSIDE hostelry (From pencil sketch) ther along, Colonel Peard accomplished the evacuation of Salerno merely by sending a telegram over ..."

2. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"The origin of the Pilgrim's hostelry of Our Lady at the Campo Santo, near St. Peter's, is unfortunately wrapped in obscurity. ..."

3. Last Days of Knickerbocker Life in New York by Abram Child Dayton (1896)
"... George L. Pride, the mystery concerning him—Gilley Browne—Bruce Hunter—Burn- ham's Mansion House and its attractions—Corporal Thompson's hostelry, ..."

4. Last Days of Knickerbocker Life in New York by Abram Child Dayton (1897)
"... George L. Pride, the mystery concerning him—Gilley Browne—Bruce Hunter—Burn- ham's Mansion House and its attractions—Corporal Thompson's hostelry, ..."

5. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of what it was by Nature by Edgar Woods (1901)
"But though possessing a fine farm, and conducting a popular hostelry, his affairs became greatly embarrassed. In 1836 he was compelled by his debts to sell ..."

6. Dark Days in Chile: An Account of the Revolution of 1891 by Maurice H. Hervey (1892)
"... Slippery Descent—Lake Portillo—A primitive hostelry—The Soldier's Leap — The Meeting of the Waters—Juncal—A Wild Drive—Santa Rosa de Los Andes. ..."

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