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guest

 (gĕst)
n.
1. One who is a recipient of hospitality at the home or table of another.
2. One to whom entertainment or hospitality has been extended by another in the role of host or hostess, as at a party.
3. One who pays for meals or accommodations at a restaurant, hotel, or other establishment; a patron.
4. A distinguished visitor to whom the hospitality of an institution, city, or government is extended.
5. A visiting performer, speaker, or contestant, as on a radio or television program.
6. Zoology A commensal organism, especially an insect that lives in the nest or burrow of another species.
v. guest·ed, guest·ing, guests
v.tr.
To entertain as a guest.
v.intr.
To appear as a guest: guested on a television series.
adj.
1. Provided for guests: guest rooms.
2. Participating as a guest: a guest conductor.

[Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

guest

(ɡɛst)
n
1. a person who is entertained, taken out to eat, etc, and paid for by another
2.
a. a person who receives hospitality at the home of another: a weekend guest.
b. (as modifier): the guest room.
3.
a. a person who receives the hospitality of a government, establishment, or organization
b. (as modifier): a guest speaker.
4. (Theatre)
a. an actor, contestant, entertainer, etc, taking part as a visitor in a programme in which there are also regular participants
b. (as modifier): a guest appearance.
5. (Commerce) a patron of a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, etc
6. (Zoology) zoology a nontechnical name for inquiline
7. be my guest informal do as you like
vb
(Theatre) (intr) (in theatre and broadcasting) to be a guest: to guest on a show.
[Old English giest guest, stranger, enemy; related to Old Norse gestr, Gothic gasts, Old High German gast, Old Slavonic gostǐ, Latin hostis enemy]

guest

(gɛst)

n.
1. a person who spends some time at another's home in a social activity, as a visit or party.
2. a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.
3. a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for what it provides.
4. an often well-known person invited to appear in a regular program, series, etc., as a substitute for a regular member or as a special attraction.
v.t.
6. to entertain as a guest.
v.i.
7. to be a guest; make an appearance as a guest.
adj.
8. provided for or done by a guest: a guest towel.
9. participating or performing as a guest: a guest conductor.
[before 900; < Old Norse gestr; replacing Old English gi(e)st, c. Old Saxon, Old High German gast, Gothic gasts, Latin hostis; compare host1, host2]

guest


Past participle: guested
Gerund: guesting

Imperative
guest
guest
Present
I guest
you guest
he/she/it guests
we guest
you guest
they guest
Preterite
I guested
you guested
he/she/it guested
we guested
you guested
they guested
Present Continuous
I am guesting
you are guesting
he/she/it is guesting
we are guesting
you are guesting
they are guesting
Present Perfect
I have guested
you have guested
he/she/it has guested
we have guested
you have guested
they have guested
Past Continuous
I was guesting
you were guesting
he/she/it was guesting
we were guesting
you were guesting
they were guesting
Past Perfect
I had guested
you had guested
he/she/it had guested
we had guested
you had guested
they had guested
Future
I will guest
you will guest
he/she/it will guest
we will guest
you will guest
they will guest
Future Perfect
I will have guested
you will have guested
he/she/it will have guested
we will have guested
you will have guested
they will have guested
Future Continuous
I will be guesting
you will be guesting
he/she/it will be guesting
we will be guesting
you will be guesting
they will be guesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guesting
you have been guesting
he/she/it has been guesting
we have been guesting
you have been guesting
they have been guesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guesting
you will have been guesting
he/she/it will have been guesting
we will have been guesting
you will have been guesting
they will have been guesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guesting
you had been guesting
he/she/it had been guesting
we had been guesting
you had been guesting
they had been guesting
Conditional
I would guest
you would guest
he/she/it would guest
we would guest
you would guest
they would guest
Past Conditional
I would have guested
you would have guested
he/she/it would have guested
we would have guested
you would have guested
they would have guested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guest - a visitor to whom hospitality is extendedguest - a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
guest of honor - the person in whose honor a gathering is held
house guest, houseguest - a guest entertained in your house
visitant, visitor - someone who visits
wedding guest - a guest at a wedding
2.guest - United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)Guest - United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)
3.guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
no-show - a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation
overnighter - a guest who stays overnight
4.guest - (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

guest

noun
1. visitor, company, caller The guests sipped drinks on the verandah.
2. patron, client, resident, lodger, boarder I was the only guest at the hotel.
Quotations
"Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests" [Max Beerbohm Hosts and Guests]

guest

noun
A person or persons visiting one:
Translations
гост
convidathosteinvitat
hostpro hosty
gæstgæste-
gasto
külaline
مهمان
vierasasiakas
gost
vendég
gestur
손님
hospeshostis
svečiasviešnia
viesa-viesis
musafiroaspete
hosťovský
gost
gästgästa
แขกที่มาเยี่ยม
khách

guest

[gest]
A. N (at home) → invitado/a m/f; (at hotel, guesthouse) → huésped mf
they had guests that weekendtenían invitados or visita(s) ese fin de semana
guest of honourinvitado/a m/f de honor
"do you mind if I sit here?" - "be my guest"-¿le importa si me siento aquí? -por supuesto que no
we were their guests last summernos invitaron a su casa el verano pasado
B. VI (US) → aparecer como invitado
he's guesting on tonight's showaparecerá como invitado en el show de esta noche
C. CPD guest artist N = guest star guest book Nlibro m de los huéspedes
guest room Ncuarto m de huéspedes
guest speaker Norador(a) m/f invitado/a
guest star Nestrella f invitada

guest

[ˈgɛst]
n
(= visitor) → invité(e) m/f
We have guests staying with us → Nous avons des invités.
to be sb's guest (= be invited by sb) → être invité(e) par qn
be my guest! (= carry on) → faites comme bon vous semble!
(in hotel)client(e) m/f
(on TV, radio show)invité(e) m/f
(at special event)invité(e) m/f
vi
to guest with a band [singer, musician] → être invité(e) à jouer avec un groupeguest appearance n
to make a guest appearance on sb's show → être invité(e) sur le plateau de qnguest artist ninvité(e) m/f spécial(e)guest book nlivre m d'orguest-house [ˈgɛsthaʊs] npension fguest list nliste f des invitésguest of honour (British) guest of honor (US) ninvité(e) m/f d'honneurguest room nchambre f d'amisguest speaker nintervenant(e) m/f extérieur(e)guest star nguest star fguest worker ntravailleur/euse immigré(e) m/f

guest

nGast m; guest of honour (Brit) or honor (US) → Ehrengast m; be my guest (inf)nur zu! (inf)
vi to guest on somethingeinen Gastauftritt in etw (dat)haben; he guested for several clubser hatte in mehreren Klubs Gastauftritte

guest

in cpdsGast-;
guest appearance
nGastauftritt m; to make a guestals Gast auftreten
guest artist
nGast(star) m, → Gastkünstler(in) m(f); (Theat) → Gastspieler(in) m(f)
guesthouse
nGästehaus nt; (= boarding house)(Fremden)pension f
guest list
nGästeliste f
guest night
nGästeabend m
guest room
nGästezimmer nt
guest speaker
nGastredner(in) m(f)

guest

[gɛst] n (in house, on TV programme) → ospite m/f; (at party) → invitato/a; (at hotel) → cliente m/f; (in boarding house) → pensionante m/f
guest of honour → ospite d'onore
be my guest (fam) → fai come ti pare

guest

(gest) noun
a visitor received in a house, in a hotel etc. We are having guests for dinner; (also adjective) a guest bedroom.
ˈguesthouse noun
a small hotel.

guest

ضَيْف host gæst Gast καλεσμένος huésped vieras invité gost ospite 손님 gast gjest gość convidado гость gäst แขกที่มาเยี่ยม konuk khách 客人

guest

n. invitado-a, huésped, comensal; parásito.
References in classic literature ?
and did honor to the coming guest by brushing his curly pate, putting on a fresh color, and trying tidy up the room, which in spite of half a dozen servants, was anything but neat.
The woman in the darkness could hear him laughing and talking with a guest who was striving to wear away a dull evening by dozing in a chair by the office door.
She expressed her gratification by repairing forthwith to the region of the gasoline stove and rewarding her guest with the promised cup of coffee.
Both mused a little while in silence, when Montcalm renewed the conversation, in a way that showed he believed the visit of his guest was solely to propose terms of capitulation.
Thus early had that one guest,--the only guest who is certain, at one time or another, to find his way into every human dwelling, --thus early had Death stepped across the threshold of the House of the Seven Gables!
I have heard him smack his lips over dinners, every guest at which, except himself, had long been food for worms.
Each dances for several minutes--as long as he pleases; it is a very merry proceeding, with laughter and singing, and when the guest has finished, he finds himself face to face with Teta Elzbieta, who holds the hat.
Also the Emperor became more and more excited with curiosity, and with great suspense one awaited the hour, when according to mask-law, each masked guest must make himself known.
Two Negro men entered, each carrying a trunk, and proceeded upstairs toward the guest room.
He was a married man, with only one living child, a girl, about Jane's age: and Jane became their guest, paying them long visits and growing a favourite with all; and before she was nine years old, his daughter's great fondness for her, and his own wish of being a real friend, united to produce an offer from Colonel Campbell of undertaking the whole charge of her education.
I think I must admit so fair a guest when it asks entrance to my heart.
The smaller sorts of wild-fowl, of which there was abundance, were not served up in platters, but brought in upon small wooden spits or broaches, and offered by the pages and domestics who bore them, to each guest in succession, who cut from them such a portion as he pleased.