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Definition of "guest" []

  • One who is a recipient of hospitality at the home or table of another. (noun)
  • One to whom entertainment or hospitality has been extended by another in the role of host or hostess, as at a party. (noun)
  • One who pays for meals or accommodations at a restaurant, hotel, or other establishment; a patron. (noun)
  • A distinguished visitor to whom the hospitality of an institution, city, or government is extended. (noun)
  • A visiting performer, speaker, or contestant, as on a radio or television program. (noun)
  • A person who is entertained, taken out to eat, etc, and paid for by another (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who receives hospitality at the home of another (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A person who receives the hospitality of a government, establishment, or organization (noun)
  • An actor, contestant, entertainer, etc, taking part as a visitor in a programme in which there are also regular participants (noun)
  • A patron of a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, etc (noun)
  • (in theatre and broadcasting) to be a guest (verb)

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Use "guest" in a sentence
  • "You are my guest, or rather, I should say, _Lady Horsingham's guest_."
  • "QUESTION: There are reports that they're in some kind of guest house, what they call a guest house."
  • "GROSS: That's Joan Baez on the Smothers Brothers 'show in March of 1969, and my guest is our TV critic, David Bianculli, who's written a new book about the Smothers Brothers, called "Dangerously Funny.""