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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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  • Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
    Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. , a lodging real estate investment trust specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets, Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
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    Hospitality Properties Trust today announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, compared to the results for the prior year comparab Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Ryman Hospitality Properties posts 4Q profit
    The Nashville, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $1.21 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time items, were $1.05 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ... Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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