a person who spends some time at another person’s home in some social activity, as a visit, dinner, or party.
a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.
a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for the lodging, food, or entertainment it provides.
an often well-known person invited to participate or perform in a regular program, series, etc., as a substitute for a regular member or as a special attraction.
Zoology. an inquiline.
verb (used with object)
to entertain as a guest.
verb (used without object)
to be a guest; make an appearance as a guest:
She’s been guesting on all the TV talk shows.
provided for or done by a guest:
a guest towel; a guest column for a newspaper.
participating or performing as a guest:
a guest conductor.
Edgar A(lbert) 1881–1959, U.S. journalist and writer of verse, born in England.
a person who is entertained, taken out to eat, etc, and paid for by another
a patron of a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, etc
(zoology) a nontechnical name for inquiline
(informal) be my guest, do as you like
(intransitive) (in theatre and broadcasting) to be a guest: to guest on a show
Old English gæst, giest (Anglian gest) “guest; enemy; stranger,” the common notion being “stranger,” from Proto-Germanic *gastiz (cf. Old Frisian jest, Dutch gast, German Gast, Gothic gasts “guest,” originally “stranger”), from PIE root *ghosti- “strange” (cf. Latin hostis “enemy,” hospes “host” — from *hosti-potis “host, guest,” originally “lord of strangers” — Greek xenos “guest, host, stranger;” Old Church Slavonic gosti “guest, friend,” gospodi “lord, master”).
Spelling evolution influenced by Old Norse cognate gestr (the usual sound changes from the Old English word would have yielded Modern English *yest). Phrase be my guest in the sense of “go right ahead” first recorded 1955.
see: be my guest
- Guest beer
noun 1. a draught beer stocked by a bar, often for a limited period, in addition to its usual range
/ˈɡɛstˌbʊk/ noun 1. a book in a museum, hotel, etc, in which a visitor can comment on his or her visit to that place 2. a page on a website where visitors may leave messages or greetings
the spare room on the upper floor of an Eastern dwelling (Mark 14:14; Luke 22:11). In Luke 2:7 the word is translated “inn” (q.v.).
- Guest check
noun a form used in a food services establishment to record the customer orders and is presented afterwards for payment; also called check