verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of guest
Definition for guest (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for guest
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|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.
That explains the impressive roster of guest stars the series has racked up of politicians playing themselves.
Rachel Maddow, too, apparently impresses in her upcoming season two guest turn.
Maintaining the high caliber of guest to which his viewers have become accustomed, Galifianakis welcomes Brad Pitt to the ferns.
"This is an appalling way to treat a guest," she said as they walked slowly towards home.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
Meantime, Allison and Kitty, hurrying home with their guest, had delighted Norah by a demand for early supper.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
Come with me to my own room,” said Alcibiades to his guest, “we shall be here alone.Callias|Alfred John Church
If Rose baked a cake for a wedding supper, this did not militate in the least against her eligibility as a guest of the occasion.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
To-night, every inmate was thoroughly miserable, except their guest.The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall|Spencer Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for guest
- 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
Word Origin for guest
Word Origin and History for guest
Old English gæst, giest (Anglian gest) "guest; enemy; stranger," the common notion being "stranger," from Proto-Germanic *gastiz (cf. Old Frisian jest, Dutch gast, German Gast, Gothic gasts "guest," originally "stranger"), from PIE root *ghosti- "strange" (cf. Latin hostis "enemy," hospes "host" -- from *hosti-potis "host, guest," originally "lord of strangers" -- Greek xenos "guest, host, stranger;" Old Church Slavonic gosti "guest, friend," gospodi "lord, master").
Spelling evolution influenced by Old Norse cognate gestr (the usual sound changes from the Old English word would have yielded Modern English *yest). Phrase be my guest in the sense of "go right ahead" first recorded 1955.
Idioms and Phrases with guest
see be my guest.