noun Date: 15th century a building used for guests (as on an estate); especially a house run as a boardinghouse or bed-and-breakfast

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  • guesthouse — guest house UK / US or guesthouse UK [ˈɡestˌhaʊs] / US noun [countable] Word forms guest house : singular guest house plural guest houses Word forms guesthouse : singular guesthouse plural guesthouses 1) a small hotel or private home where people …   English dictionary

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  • guesthouse — /gest hows /, n., pl. guesthouses / how ziz/. a small building, separate from a main house or establishment, for the housing of guests. [bef. 1000; ME; OE giest hus. See GUEST, HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • guesthouse — noun a) A small house near a main house, for lodging visitors. b) A private house offering accommodation to paying guests; a boarding house; a bed and breakfast …   Wiktionary

  • guesthouse — guest|house [ˈgesthaus] n a private house where people can pay to stay and have meals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guesthouse — see guest house …   English dictionary

  • guesthouse — noun (C) a private house where people can pay to stay and have meals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • guesthouse — guest•house [[t]ˈgɛstˌhaʊs[/t]] n. pl. hous•es [[t] ˌhaʊ zɪz[/t]] 1) a building for guests separate from the main house on a large property 2) bed and breakfast • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • guesthouse — /ˈgɛsthaʊs/ (say gesthows) noun (plural guesthouses /ˈgɛsthaʊzəz/ (say gesthowzuhz)) a house for the accommodation of paying guests; boarding house; hotel …   Australian English dictionary

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