accommodation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə kom′ə dāshən)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•mo•da•tion /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] Usually, accommodations. [plural]
    • lodging:The accommodations at that hotel were quite luxurious.
  2. adjustment or reconciliation: [uncountable]seeking accommodation from both sides in the dispute.[countable]made a small accommodation to their request.
  3. Business[countable] (in business) a loan.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•mo•da•tion  (ə kom′ə dāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of accommodating;
    state or process of being accommodated;
    adaptation.
  2. adjustment of differences;
    reconciliation.
  3. Sociologya process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration.
  4. anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc.
  5. Usually,  accommodations. 
    • lodging.
    • food and lodging.
    • a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on a train, plane, etc.
  6. readiness to aid or please others;
    obligingness.
  7. Businessa loan.
  8. [Ophthalm.]the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
  9. BusinessSee  accommodation bill. 
ac•com′mo•dation•al, adj. 
  • Latin accommodātiōn- (stem of accommodātiō) adjustment. See accommodate, -ion
  • 1595–1605

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
accommodation /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən/ n
  1. lodging or board and lodging
  2. adjustment, as of differences or to new circumstances; adaptation, settlement, or reconciliation
  3. something fulfilling a need, want, etc; convenience or facility
  4. the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
  5. willingness to help or oblige
  6. a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed
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Collocations: accommodation [needs, requirements, arrangements], doesn't [meet, fulfill] our accommodation [needs], [poor, excellent] accommodation [ratings, reviews], more...

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