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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

  • Hersha Hospitality Trust Announces Increase In Quarterly Dividend
    Hersha Hospitality Trust , owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets, today announced that its Board of Trustees declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per Common Share and per Limited Partnership Unit for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • PGA announces 2015 PGA Championship corporate hospitality expansion plan due to strong demand
    The PGA of America and Kohler Co. announced today that official corporate hospitality sales for the 2015 PGA Championship have exceeded initial offerings more than a year in advance of the Championship, which will make its third visit to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., August 10-16, 2015. The PGA of America is now opening an expansion plan to accommodate strong Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Declares Third Quarter Dividend
    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.55 per share of common stock payable on October 15, 2014 to Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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