- the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation.
- adjustment of differences; reconciliation.
- Sociology. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration.
- anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc.
- Usually accommodations.
- food and lodging.
- a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on a train, plane, etc.
- readiness to aid or please others; obligingness.
- a loan.
- Ophthalmology. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
- accommodation bill.
Origin of accommodation
Examples from the Web for accommodation
There could be no accommodation of that guy—in terms of human behavior and the rules of Italian-American organized crime.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’
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Accommodation marketplaces like Onefinestay, Airbnb, and Trampolinn have boomed in popularity.How to Get Cheaper Tickets, Live Like a Local, and Other Great Travel Hacks
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When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.Penelope Fitzgerald Was as Brilliant and Mysterious as Her Own Fiction
April 20, 2014
Accommodation is provided on-site, in a log cabin that's either charmingly or alarmingly rustic, depending on your tastes.Get Cultured on Your Weekend Getaway: Best Trips for Art Lovers
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January 19, 2014
A “culture of accommodation and compromise” was swiftly annihilated by “the determination of a small, united band of soldiers.”Best Books About the Rest of the World
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He cast aside all offers of accommodation, and prepared for battle.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
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The accommodation was as primitive as are the weapons, and that was saying a good deal.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
There was room in it for a girl-partner at the oar, but no accommodation for passengers.The Secret Agent
The friends of the outlaw made a last effort to bring about an accommodation.The Hunted Outlaw
"It will be an accommodation to me, your taking part of the work," he frankly said.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
- lodging or board and lodging
- adjustment, as of differences or to new circumstances; adaptation, settlement, or reconciliation
- something fulfilling a need, want, etc; convenience or facility
- physiol the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
- willingness to help or oblige
- commerce a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed
Word Origin and History for accommodation
"room and provisions, lodging," c.1600, now usually plural (accommodations) and chiefly U.S.; from French accommodation, from Latin accommodationem (nominative accommodatio), noun of action from past participle stem of accommodare (see accommodate). Meaning "appliance, anything which affords aid" is from 1610s; that of "act of accommodating" is from 1640s.
- The act or state of adjustment or adaptation.
- The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
- The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.