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hostel

[ hos-tl ]
/ 藞h蓲s tl /
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noun
Also called youth hostel. an inexpensive, supervised lodging place for young people on bicycle trips, hikes, etc.
British. a residence hall at a university.
an inn.
verb (used without object), hos路teled, hos路tel路ing or (especially British) hos路telled, hos路tel路ling.
to travel, lodging each night at a hostel.
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Origin of hostel

First recorded in 1200鈥50; Middle English (h)ostel, from Old French, from Late Latin hospit膩le 鈥済uest room鈥; see hospital

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hostel

1. hostel , hostile2. hostel , hotel, motel
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British Dictionary definitions for hostel

hostel
/ (藞h蓲stl) /

noun
a building providing overnight accommodation, as for the homeless, etc
British a supervised lodging house for nurses, workers, etc
archaic another word for hostelry

Word Origin for hostel

C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin hospit膩le hospice; see hospital
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