[ gest ]
/ gɛst /
Edgar A(lbert),1881–1959, U.S. journalist and writer of verse, born in England.
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British Dictionary definitions for edgar guest
/ (ɡɛst) /
a person who is entertained, taken out to eat, etc, and paid for by another
- a person who receives hospitality at the home of anothera weekend guest
- (as modifier)the guest room
- a person who receives the hospitality of a government, establishment, or organization
- (as modifier)a guest speaker
- an actor, contestant, entertainer, etc, taking part as a visitor in a programme in which there are also regular participants
- (as modifier)a guest appearance
a patron of a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, etc
zoology a nontechnical name for inquiline
be my guest informal do as you like
(intr) (in theatre and broadcasting) to be a guestto guest on a show
Word Origin for guest
Old English giest guest, stranger, enemy; related to Old Norse gestr, Gothic gasts, Old High German gast, Old Slavonic gostǐ, Latin hostis enemy
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Idioms and Phrases with edgar guest
see be my guest.
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