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).

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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]

Noun[edit]

motel m

  1. motel

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔ.tɛl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

motel m inan

  1. motel

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Further reading[edit]

  • motel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General Brazilian) Rhymes: -ɛw

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

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
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