Dictionary.com

hospitality

[ hos-pi-tal-i-tee ]
/ ˌhɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun, plural hos·pi·tal·i·ties.
the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.
the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of hospitality

1325–75; Middle English hospitalite<Middle French <Latin hospitālitās, equivalent to hospitāli(s) (see hospital) + -tās-ty2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hospitality in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hospitality

hospitality
/ (ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
kindness in welcoming strangers or guests
receptiveness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK