- a city in NE Argentina, on the Paraná River.
[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 posadas
Posadas is its chief station, and protects its southern outlet.
At Posadas the rafts are taken to pieces, and the trunks are delivered to the saw-mills.
The third section of the river stretches from Corrientes to Posadas, and beyond.
As for the Posadas, we are evidently not to be initiated into their mysteries.Diplomatic Days
The crops from the colonies are stored in the shops at Posadas, and from there they go to the obrajes and yerbales.
- an inn in a Spanish-speaking country
literally: place for stopping
Word Origin and History for posadas
"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