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.
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.
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noun 1. a rectangular white flag flown at the starboard main spreader or main yardarm of a yacht when the owner is away but guests are on board.
[gest-hous] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊs/ noun, plural guesthouses [gest-hou-ziz] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a small building, separate from a main house or establishment, for the housing of guests. /ˈɡɛstˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a private home or boarding house offering accommodation, esp to travellers
[verb ges-tuh-meyt; noun ges-tuh-mit, -meyt] /verb ˈgɛs təˌmeɪt; noun ˈgɛs tə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt/ verb (used with object), guestimated, guestimating, noun 1. . [verb ges-tuh-meyt; noun ges-tuh-mit, -meyt] /verb ˈgɛs təˌmeɪt; noun ˈgɛs tə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt/ Informal. verb (used with object), guesstimated, guesstimating. 1. to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics. noun 2. an […]
[gest-list] /ˈgɛstˌlɪst/ noun 1. a of invited to attend a social function.