Hospitality

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Hospitality Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

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  • kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

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Hospitality Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Hospitality is about people welcoming other people into their homes or other places where they work or spend their time. People who welcome visitors are called hosts. The people they welcome are called guests.

The word hospitality comes from the Latin hospes, which came from the word hostis, which originally meant "to have power."

Hospitality is all about the art of entertaining or receiving guests. We talk about "offering hospitality". There are many different ideas about how to offer hospitality according to the various cultures in the world. In the past, many societies taught that it was always right to offer hospitality to strangers who came to their door in need of food or shelter. This may seem a strange idea to many of us today, but it was an important way to survive in many societies, especially in lands where people travelled long distances, often far away from large towns.



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'Hospitality' example sentence in quotations


* Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving


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Hospitality Sample Sentences in News


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  • Hersha Hospitality Trust Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results
    Hersha Hospitality Trust , owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Concord Hospitality to Surpass 100
    Concord Hospitality today announced that the company is developing its most ambitious pipeline in its 30-year history. The company has 12 hotels under construction from south Florida to New York City and is providing third-party management services for another five that also are in active construction. Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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