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


  • Hospitality programme gets prestige partners
    UEFA EURO 2016 SAS president Jacques Lambert invited companies to "get involved in the hospitality programme", which Do&Co, Hédiard and Joël Robuchon are to run. Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Hospitality Properties Trust Third Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th
    Hospitality Properties Trust today announced that it will issue a press release containing its third quarter 2014 results before the NYSE opens on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Concord Hospitality Earns Top Honors From Marriott
    Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, announced that the company received three awards, including the prestigious Partner Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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