motel

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See also: Motel and motél

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A motel sign

Blend of motor +‎ hotel, from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo in California, USA, established in 1925 by Arthur Heineman (1878–1974).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /moʊˈtɛl/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tel

Noun[edit]

motel (plural motels)

  1. (also attributive) A type of hotel or lodging establishment, often located near a major highway, which typically features a series of rooms the entrances of which are immediately adjacent to a parking lot to facilitate convenient access to automobiles parked there.
  2. A low-cost short-stay hotel, often with hourly rates rather than daily rates, and notorious for permitting illicit sexual activities; love hotel.

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Verb[edit]

motel (third-person singular simple present motels, present participle moteling or motelling, simple past and past participle moteled or motelled)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To stay in a motel or motels.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel

  1. stammerer

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m inan

  1. motel

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Further reading[edit]

  • motel in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • motel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English motel. The gender and pronunciation were adapted to agree with hotel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːˈtɛl/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun[edit]

motel n (plural motels, diminutive motelletje n)

  1. A motel (roadside hotel for motorists).

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m (plural motels)

  1. motel

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English motel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m inan (diminutive motelik)

  1. motel

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • motel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • motel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tel

Noun[edit]

motel m (plural motéis)

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French motel, from English motel.

Noun[edit]

motel n (plural moteluri)

  1. motel

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mòtēl m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀те̄л)

  1. motel

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel m (plural moteles)

  1. motel
  2. (Mexico) brothel, whorehouse

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English motel or Spanish motel.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

motél

  1. motel
  2. love hotel; no-tell motel
    • 2008, J. Luis Camacho, Dagta
      Muli ko bang pahahabain ang puntong ito para hindi tumuloy sa dulo ng kuwento? Sa Cubao rin kami napunta sa mamahaling motel.
      Will I extend this part again so we don't reach the end of the story? We ended up in Cubao, in a classy love hotel.

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

motel (definite accusative moteli, plural moteller)

  1. motel

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative motel
Definite accusative moteli
Singular Plural
Nominative motel moteller
Definite accusative moteli motelleri
Dative motele motellere
Locative motelde motellerde
Ablative motelden motellerden
Genitive motelin motellerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular motelim motellerim
2nd singular motelin motellerin
3rd singular moteli motelleri
1st plural motelimiz motellerimiz
2nd plural moteliniz motelleriniz
3rd plural motelleri motelleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular motelimi motellerimi
2nd singular motelini motellerini
3rd singular motelini motellerini
1st plural motelimizi motellerimizi
2nd plural motelinizi motellerinizi
3rd plural motellerini motellerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular motelime motellerime
2nd singular moteline motellerine
3rd singular moteline motellerine
1st plural motelimize motellerimize
2nd plural motelinize motellerinize
3rd plural motellerine motellerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular motelimde motellerimde
2nd singular motelinde motellerinde
3rd singular motelinde motellerinde
1st plural motelimizde motellerimizde
2nd plural motelinizde motellerinizde
3rd plural motellerinde motellerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular motelimden motellerimden
2nd singular motelinden motellerinden
3rd singular motelinden motellerinden
1st plural motelimizden motellerimizden
2nd plural motelinizden motellerinizden
3rd plural motellerinden motellerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular motelimin motellerimin
2nd singular motelinin motellerinin
3rd singular motelinin motellerinin
1st plural motelimizin motellerimizin
2nd plural motelinizin motellerinizin
3rd plural motellerinin motellerinin