American plan

Compare European plan.

Origin of American plan

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for american plan

Historical Examples of american plan

  • His captor escorted him to a second-rate American-plan hotel and took him up to a room on the third floor.

    Ladies and Gentlemen 

    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb

  • The American-plan rates range from $6.50 a day for a room, without bath, to $14 a day for de luxe accommodations for one.

    Glacier National Park [Montana]

    United States Dept. of the Interior

  • American-plan and housekeeping accommodations are available in the park throughout the year.

    Sequoia [California] National Park

    United States Department of the Interior

  • For week ends and holidays, American-plan reservations should be made in advance.

    Sequoia [California] National Park

    United States Department of the Interior


British Dictionary definitions for american plan

American plan

noun
  1. US a hotel rate in which the charge includes mealsCompare European plan
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