Definitions of hotel

  1. a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A house for entertaining travelers or strangers; a superior inn or lodging house. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A superior house for the accommodation of strangers: an inn: in France, also a palace. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. House for the accommodation of travellers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A house for the entertainment of travelers; an inn; also, an official residence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A superior house for entertaining strangers or travellers; in France, a palace or dwelling of persons of rank. Hotel-Dieu, a hospital. Hotel-de-Ville, the guildhall of a French town. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A superior house for entertaining strangers or travellers; an inn; a palace; a town mansion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. An inn ; a public house or tavern ; a house for entertaining strangers ortravelers. St Louis v. Siegrist, 40 Mo. 594; People v. Jones, 54 Barb. (X. Y.) 316; Cromwellv. Stephens, 2 Daly (N. Y.) 19.Synonyms. In law, there is no difference whatever between the terms "hotel," "inn,"and "tavern." except that in some states a statutory definition has been given to theword "hotel," especially with reference to the grant of licenses to sell liquor, as, that it6hall contain a certain number of separate rooms for the entertainment of guests, orthe like. But none of the three terms mentioned will include a boarding house (becausethat is a place kept for the entertainment of permanent boarders, while a hotel or inn isfor travelers and transient guests), nor a lodging house (because the keeper thereofdoes not furnish food for guests, which is one of the requisites of a hotel or inn), nor arestaurant or eating-house, which furnishes food onlv and not lodging. See Martin v.State Ins. Co., 44 X. J. I jaw. 4S5, 43 Am. Rep. 397 ; In re Liquor Licenses, 4 Montg.Co. Law Rep'r (Pa.) 79; Kelly v. Excise Com'rs. 54 How. Prac. (X. Y.) 331: Carpenter v.Tavlor. 1 Hilt. (X. Y.) 193; Cromwell r. Stephens, 2 Daly (X. Y.) 23. thelawdictionary.org
  11. h[=o]-tel', n. a superior house for the accommodation of strangers: an inn: in France, also a public office, a private town-house, a palace.--ns. HÔTEL'-DE-VILLE (Fr.), a town-hall; HÔTEL'-DIEU, a hospital. [M. E. hostel--O. Fr. hostel (Fr. hôtel)--L. hospitalia, guest-chambers--hospes.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. House for entertainment of travellers &c., (usu. large) inn. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [French] An inn or public house; especially, one of some style or pretensions. Cabinet Dictionary

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