Definition of accommodation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌkɑːməˈdeɪʃn//
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  1. 1  [uncountable] (British English) a place to live, work or stay in rented/temporary/furnished accommodation Hotel accommodation is included in the price of your holiday. The building plans include much needed new office accommodation. First-class accommodation is available on all flights. Wordfinderaccommodation, deed, home, house, lease, let, location, mortgage, squat, tenant Wordfinderaccommodation, book, full board, holiday, hotel, reception, reservation, room service, suite, vacancy See related entries: Types of home
  2. 2accommodations [plural] (North American English) somewhere to live or stay, often also providing food or other services More and more travelers are looking for bed and breakfast accommodations in private homes.
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] (formal) an agreement or arrangement between people or groups with different opinions which is acceptable to everyone; the process of reaching this agreement They were forced to reach an accommodation with the rebels. The two countries should be persuaded to work towards some sort of mutual accommodation. More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet.
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin accommodatio(n-), from accommodare ‘fit one thing to another’, from ad- ‘to’ + commodus ‘fitting’.Extra examples Many old people choose to live in sheltered accommodation. She lived on her own in rented accommodation. Some accommodation between conservation and tourism is essential. The boat provides reasonable overnight accommodations for four adults. The council should be able to help families who have no accommodation. The family is staying in temporary accommodation until their house is rebuilt. We need more secure accommodation for young prisoners. You should book your travel accommodations and flights quickly. accommodation to the harsh circumstances of rural life I live in rented accommodation. The building plans include much-needed new office accommodation. The prize includes flights plus seven nights’ hotel accommodation. The two countries should be persuaded to work towards some sort of accommodation. Ultimately, there are always limits to political accommodation.
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