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



    BrE BrE//ˌhɒspɪˈtæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːspɪˈtæləti//
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  1. 1friendly and generous behaviour towards guests Thank you for your kind hospitality. See related entries: Friends
  2. 2food, drink or services that are provided by an organization for guests, customers, etc. We were entertained in the company's hospitality suite. Their company organizes corporate hospitality tents at major outdoor sporting events. the hospitality industry (= hotels, restaurants, etc.)
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French hospitalite, from Latin hospitalitas, from hospitalis ‘hospitable’, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’.Extra examples We wish to thank the people of Norway for the warm hospitality extended to us during our recent visit. You must allow me to repay your hospitality. a duty to offer hospitality to strangers the company’s corporate hospitality budget
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