motel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of motor and hotel, from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

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Noun[edit]

motel (plural motels)

  1. A lodging establishment typically featuring a series of rooms whose entrance is immediately adjacent to a parking lot, as might facilitate easy access to one's automobile during an overnight stay, particularly located near a major highway.
  2. (as a modifier; used attributively) Of architecture, interior design, etc, in the style of a motel; identical and anonymous.

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motel (not comparable)

  1. Any of several architectural or interior design styles associated with motels, such as "identicalness", "anonymity", or any other perceived attribute of motels, particularly as differentiated from hotels.
  2. Characterized by an anonymous, temporary nature, as motel sex.
  3. Property owned by a motel, as "motel towel", "motel ashtray", possibly imprinted or embroidered with the name of the establishment, frequently appropriated by tourists as a souvenir.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel

  1. stammerer

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m

  1. motel

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

motel m

  1. motel

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m (plural motéis)

  1. love hotel (short-stay hotel for sex)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǒteːl/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tel

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mòtēl m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀те̄л)

  1. motel

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Spanish[edit]

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motel m (plural moteles)

  1. motel
  2. (Mexico) brothel, whorehouse

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel (definite accusative moteli, plural moteller)

  1. motel

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