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A person who stays in a home as a guest.
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a person staying with a household as a guest for one night or longer.
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Noun1.houseguest - a guest entertained in your househouseguest - a guest entertained in your house  
guest, invitee - a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
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The members of the jury will have the opportunity to cast their vote on finale night to determine which houseguest deserves to bring home the $500,000 grand prize.
In "The Houseguest," the story that lends its title to this collection, a woman's cruelly controlling husband brings a stranger home to live with them.
The runner-up will also receive a $50,000 cash prize, and America's Favorite Houseguest will receive $25,000.
Iran's ouster of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a former al-Qaeda spokesman and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, marked at least the third time in the past year that a prominent figure from the terrorist group has left the country after living for years in a limbo between houseguest and home detainee.
While Kate struggles to persuade her expectant houseguest to take better care of herself, matters are further confused when Angie''s husband turns up with a surprise announcement.
It seemed like the perfect "Souper Sunday" pick when busy hosting a houseguest. The soup goes together quickly and easily and with lots of flavor.
When his latest client and houseguest vanish, Stone and his girlfriend District Attorney Tiffany Baldwin share some recreational sex.
I had just replied that both characters were fictions, that both a poet and a reality-show houseguest have to come across a certain way to succeed, when I learned of a chat room in which someone named Sally asked "So who's going to be the first to e-mail David and ask what he thinks of his son's behavior?" Despite the demurrals of others in the room who said family members shouldn't be harassed, Sally said she was going ahead and would "even be civil and polite and non-offensive--anything to see if I can get a reaction" and that "if I get a response, I will post my e-mail and the response here."
Think of it like a houseguest who overstays his visit.
Alongside such early works are new stories like the delightful "Amsterdam," about a houseguest who discovers a journal in which his host savages him.
Nicholas to amuse his children on Christmas 1822, but, unknown to him, a houseguest copied it and gave it to the press.
The houseguest that won't win will automatically go up the block.