verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- guesde, jules,
- guess again,
- guest beer,
- guest flag,
- guest house,
- guest of honor,
- guest room
Origin of guest
Examples from the Web for guested
He guested as a lay preacher on the Hour of Power and dabbled in talk radio as a fill-in for Boortz.
Iron-face smiled, and answered not; and so came they to the house wherein they were guested.The Roots of the Mountains|William Morris
So they rode on, and nought more befel that day, and they guested in a fair thorp in good enough welcome.The Sundering Flood|William Morris
Then he went from the south, and guested under Raun on the south side of Hitriver.
Then Grettir heard that Kormak and his fellows were come from the south, and had guested at Tongue through the night.
- 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
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.
see be my guest.