hospitality

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French hospitalité (French hospitalité), from Latin hospitālitās(hospitality), from hospitālis(hospitable), from hospes(guest", "host). Displaced native Old English giest-líðnys(guestliness), from giest(guest).

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hospitality ‎(countable and uncountable, plural hospitalities)

  1. The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests.
    Please thank our hosts for their hospitality during the week that we stayed.
  2. (business) The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service; the industry which includes the operation of hotels, restaurants, and similar enterprises.
    After graduating from college, she found a job in hospitality.

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