hospitality

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hospitalite, from Old French hospitalité (modern French hospitalité), from Latin hospitālitās (hospitality), from hospitālis (hospitable), from hospes (guest", "host).

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hospitality (countable and uncountable, plural hospitalities)

  1. The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests.
    Synonyms: guestfriendship, guestfriendliness
    Please thank our hosts for their hospitality during the week that we stayed.
    • 1709, [Jonathan Swift], “The Metamorphosis of Baucis and Philemon, Burlesqu’d; from the 8th Book of Ovid”, in Baucis and Philemon; a Poem. [], London: Printed and sold by H. Hills, [], OCLC 745157818, page 3:
      In Ancient Times, as Story tells, / The Saints would often leave their Cells, / And ſtrole about, but hide their Quality, / To try good Peoples Hoſpitality.
  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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