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ac·com·mo·da·tion

 (ə-kŏm′ə-dā′shən)
n.
1. The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
2. Something that meets a need; a convenience.
3. accommodations
a. Room and board; lodgings.
b. A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle.
4. Reconciliation or settlement of opposing views.
5. Physiology The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
6. A financial favor, such as a loan.

accommodation

(əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. lodging or board and lodging
2. adjustment, as of differences or to new circumstances; adaptation, settlement, or reconciliation
3. something fulfilling a need, want, etc; convenience or facility
4. (Physiology) physiol the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
5. willingness to help or oblige
6. (Banking & Finance) commerce a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed

ac•com•mo•da•tion

(əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of accommodating; the state or process of being accommodated; adaptation.
2. adjustment of differences; reconciliation.
3. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or social groups, usu. achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility.
4. anything that supplies a need, want, convenience, etc.
5. Usu., accommodations.
a. lodging.
b. food and lodging.
c. a seat, berth, etc., on a train, plane, or other public vehicle.
6. readiness to aid others; obligingness.
7. a loan.
8. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself for distinct vision at different distances.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
ac•com`mo•da′tion•al, adj.

ac·com·mo·da·tion

(ə-kŏm′ə-dā′shən)
The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.

accommodation

Accommodation is where you live or stay, especially when you are on holiday or when you are staying somewhere for a short amount of time. In British English, accommodation is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'accommodations' or 'an accommodation'.

There is plenty of student accommodation in Edinburgh.
We booked our flights and accommodation three months before our holiday.

Speakers of American English usually talk about accommodations.

The hotel provides cheap accommodations and good food.

Be Careful!
Don't talk about 'an accommodation' in either British English or American English. Don't say, for example, 'I'm looking for an accommodation near the city centre'. Say 'I'm looking for accommodation near the city centre' or in American English, 'I'm looking for accommodations near the city centre'.

accommodation

The eye’s ability to change the convexity of its lens in order to focus on objects at different distances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accommodation - making or becoming suitableaccommodation - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
readjustment - the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
domestication - accommodation to domestic life; "her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
shakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
2.accommodation - a settlement of differencesaccommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
settlement - a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
modus vivendi - a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
compromise - an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
3.accommodation - in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
developmental learning - learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
4.accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenienceaccommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience; "overnight accommodations are available"
cabin class, economy class, second class - a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
first class - the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
lodging house, rooming house - a house where rooms are rented
stabling - accommodation for animals (especially for horses)
steerage - the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship
tourist class, third class - inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
5.accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a needaccommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
6.accommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eyeaccommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
modification, adjustment, alteration - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

accommodation

noun
1. housing, homes, houses, board, quartering, quarters, digs (Brit. informal), shelter, sheltering, lodging(s), dwellings The government is to provide accommodation for 3000 homeless people.
2. space, places, seats, room Some trains carry bicycles, but accommodation is restricted.
3. adaptation, change, settlement, compromise, composition, adjustment, transformation, reconciliation, compliance, modification, alteration, conformity, makeover Religions have to make accommodations with larger political structures.

accommodation

noun
1. The act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end:
2. A settlement of differences through mutual concession:
Translations
سَكَنمَأوى، مَسْكَنمُتَّسَـع
ubytováníakomodacemísto
huslyindkvarteringpladstilpasning
majoitus
smještaj
akomodasi
gistirúmrÿmi, stæîi
住む場所宿泊設備調整調節
숙박 시설
akomodacjakwateraprzystosowaniezakwaterowanie
nastanitev
inkvartering
ที่พักอาศัย
kalacak yeryatacak yeryer
chỗ ở

accommodation

[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (also US accommodations) (= lodging) → alojamiento m; (= rooms) → habitaciones fpl
have you any accommodation available?¿tiene usted habitaciones disponibles?
to book accommodation in a hotelreservar una habitación en un hotel
"accommodation to let"se alquilan habitaciones
2. (= space) → lugar m, cabida f
there is accommodation for 20 passengershay lugar para 20 pasajeros
there is standing accommodation onlyhay sitio solamente para estar de pie
the plane has limited accommodationel avión tiene un número limitado de plazas
3. (= agreement) → acuerdo m
to reach an accommodation with creditorsllegar a un acuerdo con los acreedores
4. (= adaptation) → acomodación f, adaptación f
5. (= loan) → crédito m, préstamo m
B. CPD accommodation address Ndomicilio f postal
accommodation bill N (Comm) → pagaré m de favor
accommodation bureau Noficina f de hospedaje
accommodation note N = accommodation bill accommodation train N (US) → tren m de cercanías

accommodation

[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən] n accommodations [əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃənz] (US) npl (= place to stay) → logement m
He's found accommodation → Il a trouvé un logement., Il a trouvé à se loger.
"accommodation to let" (British)"appartement (or studio ) à louer"
(= space) → place f
to have accommodation for ...
They have accommodation for 500 → Ils peuvent recevoir 500 personnes., Il y a de la place pour 500 personnes.
The hall has seating accommodation for 600 (British)La salle contient 600 places assises.

accommodation

[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən] n (= agreement) → compromis m

accommodation

n
(= lodging: US also accommodations) → Unterkunft f; (= room)Zimmer nt; (= flat)Wohnung f; “accommodation”„Fremdenzimmer“; hotel accommodation is scarceHotelzimmer sind knapp; accommodation wantedZimmer/Wohnung gesucht; they found accommodation in a youth hostelsie fanden in einer Jugendherberge Unterkunft, sie kamen in einer Jugendherberge unter
(= space: US also accommodations) → Platz m; seating accommodationSitzplätze pl; there is accommodation for twenty passengers in the planedas Flugzeug bietet zwanzig Passagieren Platz or hat für zwanzig Passagiere Platz; sleeping accommodation for sixSchlafgelegenheit ffür sechs Personen; accommodation in the hospital is inadequatedie Unterbringungsmöglichkeiten im Krankenhaus sind unzureichend
(form: = agreement) to reach an accommodationeine Übereinkunft or ein Übereinkommen nterzielen
(of eye)Einstellung f (→ to auf +acc)

accommodation

:
accommodation address
nBriefkastenadresse f
accommodation agency
n (Brit) Agentur, die Mietobjekte vermittelt
accommodation bill
nGefälligkeitswechsel m
accommodation bureau
accommodation ladder
n (Naut) → Fallreep nt
accommodation office
n (Univ) → Zimmervermittlung f
accommodation service
accommodation train
n (US) → Personenzug m, → Bummelzug m (inf)

accommodation

[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃn] n ac£com£mo£da£tions npl (Am)
a. (place to live) → sistemazione f, alloggio; (space) → posto
"accommodation to let" → "camere in affitto"
have you any accommodation (available)? → avete posto?
seating accommodation (Brit) → posti a sedere
b. (frm) (adjustment, adaptation) → adattamento
c. (Anat) → accomodazione f

accommodate

(əˈkomədeit) verb
1. to find or be a place for. The house could accommodate two families.
2. to oblige. They did their best to accommodate him by carrying out his wishes.
acˈcommodating adjective
obliging; helpful.
acˌcommoˈdation noun
1. room(s) in a house or hotel in which to live, especially for a short time. It is difficult to find accommodation in London in August.
2. space for something. There is accommodation for your car behind the hotel.

accommodation

سَكَن ubytování tilpasning Unterkunft στέγαση alojamiento majoitus logement smještaj alloggio 住む場所 숙박 시설 onderdak husrom kwatera alojamento помещение inkvartering ที่พักอาศัย kalacak yer chỗ ở 住宿

ac·com·mo·da·tion

n. acomodación, ajustamiento; [lodging] alojamiento;
amplitude of ___amplitud de ___;
histologic ______ histológica;
negative ______ negativa;
nerve ______ del nervio;
positive ______ positiva;
range of ___jerarquía de ___.
References in classic literature ?
The apartment into which Duncan and his guide first entered, had been exclusively devoted to her accommodation.
We might have managed to put the man somewhere, if he'd been alone, but these women want family accommodation.
Now as this law, under a modified form, is to this day in force in England; and as it offers in various respects a strange anomaly touching the general law of Fast and Loose-Fish, it is here treated of in a separate chapter, on the same courteous principle that prompts the English railways to be at the expense of a separate car, specially reserved for the accommodation of royalty.
There was accommodation for many horses and carriages; but I need only describe the stable into which I was taken; this was very roomy, with four good stalls; a large swinging window opened into the yard, which made it pleasant and airy.
It will be a special accommodation to all concerned, if you don't.
Nay, I were a fool to fling me into hell for HIS accommodation.
He wished the road might be impassable, that he might be able to keep them all at Randalls; and with the utmost goodwill was sure that accommodation might be found for every body, calling on his wife to agree with him, that with a little contrivance, every body might be lodged, which she hardly knew how to do, from the consciousness of there being but two spare rooms in the house.
The letter was from this gentleman himself, and written in the true spirit of friendly accommodation.
The red-room was a square chamber, very seldom slept in, I might say never, indeed, unless when a chance influx of visitors at Gateshead Hall rendered it necessary to turn to account all the accommodation it contained: yet it was one of the largest and stateliest chambers in the mansion.
After a few minutes' wandering (in the wrong direction), he reached an open space near the sea; and politely opening his camp-stool for the housekeeper's accommodation, proposed waiting where they were until the missing members of the party came that way and discovered them.
I wish accommodation prepared for a young lady who may come here at any time to-day.
Various ingenious arrangements he had made, for the disguise of his chest of drawers, and the accommodation of his boots, his shaving-glass, and so forth, particularly impressed themselves upon me, as evidences of the same Traddles who used to make models of elephants' dens in writing-paper to put flies in; and to comfort himself under ill usage, with the memorable works of art I have so often mentioned.