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Origin of guest

First recorded before 900; Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr; replacing Old English gi(e)st; cognate with German Gast,Gothic gasts,Latin hostis;cf. host1, host2

synonym study for guest

1. See visitor.

OTHER WORDS FROM guest

guestless, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH guest

guessed, guest

Other definitions for guest (2 of 2)

Guest
[ gest ]
/ gɛst /

noun
Edgar A(lbert), 1881–1959, U.S. journalist and writer of verse, born in England.
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How to use guest in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for guest

guest
/ (ɡɛst) /

noun
verb
(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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Other Idioms and Phrases with guest

guest

see be my guest.

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