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Hospitality Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • 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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    Poised to extend its global reach, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals has opted to maintain its momentum by retaining 22-year HFTP veteran Frank Wolfe, CAE at the helm of the association's ... Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Mitchell’s Restaurants to Landry’s, Inc.
    Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets related to its Mitchell’s Fish Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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