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guest

Definition of guest

Etymology

    From Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr, replacing Old English ġiest.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gĕst, IPA: /ɡɛst/, SAMPA: /gEst/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Homophone: guessed

Noun

guest (plural guests)

  1. a recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another
  2. a patron or customer in a hotel etc.
  3. an invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast

Verb

guest (third-person singular simple present guests, present participle guesting, simple past and past participle guested)

  1. (intransitive) to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast
  2. (intransitive) as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band)

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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