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
Other definitions for Guest (2 of 2)
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
But Ardea, shrinking from a six months' guesting with any one, said no, and told her grandfather she was ready to go home.The Quickening | Francis Lynde
Nay, goodman, wilt thou turn me from thy door and deny me guesting?The Sundering Flood | William Morris
We long sore to see you and give you guesting in Silver-dale, and one day that shall p. 421befall.The Roots of the Mountains | William Morris
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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