hostelry


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hos·tel·ry

 (hŏs′təl-rē)
n. pl. hos·tel·ries
An inn; a hotel.

[Middle English hostelrie, from Old French hostelerie, from hostel, lodging, inn; see hostel.]

hostelry

(ˈhɒstəlrɪ)
n, pl -ries
archaic or facetious an inn

hos•tel•ry

(ˈhɒs tl ri)

n., pl. -ries.
an inn or hotel.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hostelry - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelershostelry - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, khan - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
imaret - a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
post house, posthouse - an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders
roadhouse - an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling
Translations

hostelry

[ˈhɒstəlrɪ] N (hostelries (pl)) (esp Brit) → mesón m

hostelry

[ˈhɒstəlri] (British) nauberge f

hostelry

n (obs)Herberge f (liter)
References in classic literature ?
There he established a little hostelry, in which was fabricated a macaroni so delicious that people came from miles round to fetch it or eat it.
This double favor, of a strangulation and a macaroni, conferred upon the triangular house, gave poor Cropoli a fancy to grace his hostelry with a pompous title.
More and more visitors came to see him, other monks settled down near his cell, and a church was erected there and also a hostelry.
Many citizens, seeing the women flying toward the High Street, leaving their children crying at the open doors, hastened to don the cuirass, and supporting their somewhat uncertain courage with a musket or a partisan, directed their steps toward the hostelry of the Jolly Miller, before which was gathered, increasing every minute, a compact group, vociferous and full of curiosity.
The stranger looked at him again with a slight smile, and retiring from the window, came out of the hostelry with a slow step, and placed himself before the horse, within two paces of D'Artagnan.
Nothing is more dull than traveling slowly; and hostelry life does not become a man like you.
Gaining their hostelry, situated under the trees of the great Place, they took their repast in haste, and Athos led Raoul to the rocks which dominate the city, vast gray mountains, whence the view is infinite and embraces a liquid horizon which appears, so remote is it, on a level with the rocks themselves.
Three large rooms were assigned to them in the monastery hostelry, one of which was occupied by Prince Andrew.
The Maypole lights are brilliant to-night,' said Edward, as they rode along the lane from which, while the intervening trees were bare of leaves, that hostelry was visible.
While the megaphone barks at a famous hostelry, let me whisper you through the low-tuned cardiaphone to sit tight; for now things are about to happen, and the great city will close over them again as over a scrap of ticker tape floating down from the den of a Broad street bear.
There he lay, the picture of free-and- easy, loafing, hand-to-mouth young England, "improving his mind," as he shouted to them, by the perusal of the fortnight- old weekly paper, soiled with the marks of toddy-glasses and tobacco-ashes, the legacy of the last traveller, which he had hunted out from the kitchen of the little hostelry, and, being a youth of a communicative turn of mind, began imparting the contents to the fishermen as he went on.
As the travellers had observed that day many indications of their drawing nearer and nearer to the race town, such as gipsy camps, carts laden with gambling booths and their appurtenances, itinerant showmen of various kinds, and beggars and trampers of every degree, all wending their way in the same direction, Mr Codlin was fearful of finding the accommodations forestalled; this fear increasing as he diminished the distance between himself and the hostelry, he quickened his pace, and notwithstanding the burden he had to carry, maintained a round trot until he reached the threshold.