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 ?
I strode onward from the Schwarenback hostelry a changed man, a reorganized personality.
He paused for the night at a small hostelry lying out of the ordinary route, where, however, he obtained from a wandering minstrel news of the event of the tourney.
He had never heard of Sherlock Holmes or he would have lost no time in invoking the aid of that celebrated sleuth, for here was a real mystery: An old woman--an invalid who had to be carried from the ship to her room in the hotel--and a handsome lad, her grandson, had entered a room on the second floor of his hostelry the day before.
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.
But, by degrees, watch-chains, necklaces, parti-colored scarfs, embroidered bodices, velvet vests, elegantly worked stockings, striped gaiters, and silver buckles for the shoes, all disappeared; and Gaspard Caderousse, unable to appear abroad in his pristine splendor, had given up any further participation in the pomps and vanities, both for himself and wife, although a bitter feeling of envious discontent filled his mind as the sound of mirth and merry music from the joyous revellers reached even the miserable hostelry to which he still clung, more for the shelter than the profit it afforded.
Astley, who was staying at the Hotel de l'Angleterre(a hostelry at no great distance from our own).
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.
They both felt vaguely that if any food or drink were offered at such a hostelry, it would be the paste-board ham and empty mug of the pantomime.
That amiable hostelry possesses a verandah, in which the young and the unwise do dearly love to sit, while guests of more mature years seek a pleasant sanded room, and have tea at a table comfortably.
Perkins, who has had her own pint in her hand ever since it was fetched from the same hostelry by young Perkins before he was sent to bed.
Once within the gates, we had no difficulty in eluding our friends of the morning, and presently found ourselves in a Martian hostelry.
A fine hostelry of Beelzebub, where the hussies comb their heads with the forks!