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Definition of "motel" []

  • An establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area. Also called motor court, motor lodge. (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.

Use "motel" in a sentence
  • "(Your motel is a bit cut off by a highway so walking isn't as easy an option for you.)"
  • "She dropped me off and I headed to check in into what I called a motel posing and costing like a hotel."
  • "Norman Bates, the proprietor of the motel, is the quintessential loner."