a person who spends some time at another person's home in some social activity, as a visit, dinner, or party.
a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.
a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for the lodging, food, or entertainment it provides.
an often well-known person invited to participate or perform in a regular program, series, etc., as a substitute for a regular member or as a special attraction.
Zoology. an inquiline.
to entertain as a guest.
to be a guest; make an appearance as a guest: She's been guesting on all the TV talk shows.
provided for or done by a guest: a guest towel; a guest column for a newspaper.
participating or performing as a guest: a guest conductor.
- guestless, adjective
- guessed, guest
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How to use guest in a sentence
Some of the best ice picks for home use are designed to add elegance and a unique flair to your personal bar—whether you’re staying in or entertaining guests.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more | PopSci Commerce Team | February 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
It would also provide an unlimited number of licenses for home-sharing operations, where the homeowner remains on site, and for both whole-home and home-sharing hosts who welcome guests fewer than 20 days a year.
Both the new POS integration and guest profiles support targeted marketing opportunities, the Yelp announcement reads.Yelp’s Waitlist, analytics and POS updates aim to address shifting consumer preferences | George Nguyen | February 23, 2021 | Search Engine Land
The show, which first aired in 1976 and featured characters like Kermit the Frog interacting with celebrity guests, did, on occasion, include some content a modern audience might find questionable.Adding content warnings to the Muppets is the opposite of cancel culture | Adam Epstein | February 22, 2021 | Quartz
Throughout February, Martell and Civil are hosting weekly Clubhouse conversations with guests such as beauty brand owner Supa Cent, Lush Yummies Pie CEO Jennifer Lyle, founder of Girl CEO Ronne Brown, and entrepreneur Premadonna.‘Because it’s so new and fresh’: It took a minute, but brands are in the Clubhouse app | Seb Joseph | February 22, 2021 | Digiday
And then I met him before I started doing the impression of him when he was a guest on SNL for a moment.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Al Qaeda has never managed to carve out a large chunk of real estate to call its own—in Afghanistan it was a guest of the Taliban.
Despite an impressive celebrity guest-list and the extraordinary garments on show, the event failed to make newspaper front pages.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show | Nico Hines | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That explains the impressive roster of guest stars the series has racked up of politicians playing themselves.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit | Kevin Fallon | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rachel Maddow, too, apparently impresses in her upcoming season two guest turn.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit | Kevin Fallon | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I never dare venture over except as the guest of some more fortunate friend.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Not a week passed which did not find the former, once, twice, or three times a guest at the proud man's table.
When Stanhope entered to him, he found his guest lying on a sofa, in a high state of fever, both from his wounds and agitation.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
In such a case, he may go to the house of the noble Spaniard who was his uncle's guest at Lindisfarne.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Certainly, my son; it is always proper to offer food to a guest who takes refuge under our roof.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for guest
a person who is entertained, taken out to eat, etc, and paid for by another
a person who receives hospitality at the home of another: a 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 guest: to guest on a show
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Other Idioms and Phrases with guest
see be my guest.
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