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.
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[ej] /ɛdʒ/ noun 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster. 3. any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object: a book with gilt […]
[ej-bohn] /ˈɛdʒˌboʊn/ noun 1. .
noun 1. an area on the outskirts of a city having a high density of office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, etc. noun phrase A sprawling suburb lacking a downtown core but well provided with malls and other consumer amenities and serving as a place of high-tech employment: This is the most obvious truth of family […]
[ejd] /ɛdʒd/ adjective 1. having an or (often used in combination): dull-edged; a two-edged sword. 2. sarcastic; cutting: an edged reply. [ej] /ɛdʒ/ noun 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of […]