[poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-th ah]
- (in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.
Origin of posada
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Examples from the Web for posada
Posada used the skeleton as a way of talking about politics, commenting on life.
It is tempting to think that Posada would be proud of how far his calavera images have traveled.
“We are going to do what we need to do to be here for our patients,” says Posada.Pro-Choice Texas Will Not Back Down
March 28, 2014
Rivera and Jeter are certain Hall of Famers while Pettitte and Posada will get some consideration.The Last Days of Derek Jeter's Yankees
October 21, 2010
It was no doubt a posada and some other traveller was trying for admittance.Within the Tides
Then he turned in to the posada, and hastily summoned Mateo.The Argonauts of North Liberty
I was assisted by the landlord of the posada, who had risen, and was stalking about in his serape.The Scalp Hunters
The posada was a wretched one, but there were few people in it.In New Granada
She is worth a journey to the Posada to see, but then, what is that—what are a few wisps of flowers?When Dreams Come True
- an inn in a Spanish-speaking country
literally: place for stopping
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Word Origin and History for posada
"inn," 1763, from Spanish posada "home, lodging," from posar "to repose, rest, lodge," from Latin pausare (see pause (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper