- 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 accommodations
“I was at first on a cot, and then in a succession of accommodations,” he says.The Pastor Who Scandalized His Town
October 8, 2014
Al Qaeda groups and Shiite Iran have entered into accommodations, too, at various times.Is Al Qaeda Aiding Bashar Al-Assad?
February 18, 2014
Accommodations: Aspen Snowmass (800-525-6200; www.aspensnowmass.com) lists the many lodging options available in town.
Accommodations: A range of lodging options are available through Steamboat (877-783-2628; www.steamboat.com).
Disclosure: Microsoft footed the bill for travel and accommodations.War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout
November 8, 2012
Travel was slow in those days; accommodations were few and far between.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
It should be understood that the accommodations were of the rudest character.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
There were no accommodations for the wives of officers there.Hidden Hand
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
But perhaps we'll stay in Simpson's Corners, if there are any accommodations.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
These were our accommodations for the night, and perhaps several nights and days.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
- 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 accommodations
"lodgings and entertainment," see 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.