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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.
(formerly) a residence for the exclusive use of boarding Indigenous students, separate from but close to any of a series of day schools in northern Canada that were operated or funded by the federal government and were themselves open to students of any ethnicity.See also residential school (def. 2).
British. a student residence at a university or boarding school.
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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