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
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How to use guest in a sentence
And we have a lot of great guests this season: Greta Gerwig, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi is back—I love that guy.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I finally called Lee a couple of times and we talked but he was busy with guests at the house.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
You had some pretty amazing special guests, from members of the Replacements to Stevie Nicks.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not long after the holiday presents are put away and the guests have gone home, another season begins.
Either way, guests seeking a holiday getaway there can also enjoy a tingle of telling truth to power by posting their own reviews.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When I had finished, the other guests had all gone out, but daylight was coming in, and I began to feel more at home.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Frulein Fichtner herself looked no ways dismayed at the number of her guests, though we had the air of coming to storm the house.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
A dish of toads of the largest and most repulsive variety used to be offered one by one to the big man's relatives and guests.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
And Flora devoutly kissed her, then gossipped pleasantly about the other guests and the people in the neighborhood.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
When Yung Pak ate his meals, he sat upon a rug on the floor with his father and such male guests as might be in the house.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
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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