hospitality

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌhɑspɪˈtælɪti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hos′pi tali tē)


Inflections of 'hospitality' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": hospitalities

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hos•pi•tal•i•ty /ˌhɑspɪˈtælɪti/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hos•pi•tal•i•ty  (hos′pi tali tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.
  2. the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
  • Latin hospitālitās, equivalent. to hospitāli(s) (see hospital) + -tās -ty2
  • Middle French
  • Middle English hospitalite 1325–75
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged warmth, cordiality, geniality, friendliness.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hospitality /ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. kindness in welcoming strangers or guests
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