guesthouse

[gest-hous]
noun, plural guest·hous·es [gest-hou-ziz] /ˈgɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a small building, separate from a main house or establishment, for the housing of guests.

Origin of guesthouse

before 1000; Middle English; Old English giest hūs. See guest, house
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Contemporary Examples of guesthouse

Historical Examples of guesthouse

  • Besides, there is no need, since your aunt has her own guesthouse.

    The Precipice

    Ivan Goncharov

  • He got back in his car and peeled across the road to the shantytown and the guesthouse.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • Oftener have the men of Erin been contending for thee every night than thou hast been wandering about for a guesthouse.

  • We also saw the Guesthouse, where it was very pleasant to see what neat preparation there is for the poor.

  • The monks received them in the guesthouse and from this there arose scandals which filled pious souls with desolation.

    Penguin Island

    Anatole France


British Dictionary definitions for guesthouse

guesthouse

noun
  1. a private home or boarding house offering accommodation, esp to travellers
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