- an inn or hotel.
Origin of hostelry
Examples from the Web for hostelry
A "suite" at the Central House, Bayport's one hostelry, tickled him.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Nevertheless, I rode back to my hostelry in no pleasant frame of mind.The Suitors of Yvonne
The fellow pointed with his thumb in the direction of the hostelry.The Trampling of the Lilies
But the jolting of the coach had so hardly used Crispin that he had to be carried into the hostelry.The Tavern Knight
He returned to the cosy room of the hostelry to receive the bet he had won.Bygone Punishments
- archaic, or facetious an inn
Word Origin and History for hostelry
late 14c. (as a surname from early 14c.), from Old French hostelerie "house, guest-house; kitchen; hospice, almshouse" (12c., Modern French hôtellerie), from hostel (see host). Lost, then revived 19c.