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Hospitality Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    hospitality n : kindness in welcoming guests or strangers [syn: cordial reception] [ant: inhospitality]
Hospitality Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hospitality \Hos`pi*tal"i*ty\, n.; pl. Hospitalities. [L. hospitalitas: cf. F. hospitalit['e].] The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality. Given to hospitality. --Rom. xii. 13. And little recks to find the way to heaven By doing deeds of hospitality. --Shak.
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Hospitality is the relationship between guest and host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers, resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and other services for travelers and tourists.

The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, which is formed from hostis, which originally meant "to have power." The meaning of "host" can be literally read as "lord of strangers." Hostire means "equalize or compensate."

In the contemporary West, hospitality is rarely a matter of protection and survival, and is more associated with etiquette and entertainment. However, it still involves showing respect for one's guests, providing for their needs, and treating them as equals. Cultures and subcultures vary in the extent to which one is expected to show hospitality to strangers, as opposed to personal friends or members of one's in-group.

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* 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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