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guest Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
  2. noun United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)
    Edgar Guest; Edgar Albert Guest.
  3. noun a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
  4. noun (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    node; client.

Guest noun
OE. gest, AS. gæst, gest; akin to OS., D., & G. gust, Icel gestr, Sw. gäst, Dan. Gjäst, Goth. gast, Russ. goste, and to L. hostis enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger is the older one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile.
  1. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.
    To cheer his gueste, whom he had stayed that night. Spenser.
    True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest. Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. Pope.
Guest transitive verb
  1. To receive or entertain hospitably. Obs. Sylvester.
Guest intransitive verb
  1. To be, or act the part of, a guest. Obs.
    And tell me, best of princes, who he was That guested here so late. Chapman.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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