Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- (lodging): First attested in 1600.
- From Latin accommodātiō (“adjustment, accommodation, compliance”), from accommodō (“adapt, put in order”).
- Compare French accommodation.
- accommodate + -tion
- (chiefly UK, usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
- (countable, uncountable, followed by to) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment.
- (countable, uncountable) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
- Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Scott to this entry?)
- (countable, uncountable) Adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.
- (countable) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
- Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.
- (countable, commerce) A loan of money.
- (countable, commerce) An accommodation bill or note.
- (countable, law) An offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted
- (countable, physiology, biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.
- (countable, medicine) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.
- The definitions should be entered into dedicated entries for the terms defined.
- accommodation bill, or note, (Commerce): a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit
- accommodation coach, or train: one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations
- accommodation ladder, (Nautical): a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats
- holiday accommodation
- accommodation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- accommodation at OneLook Dictionary Search
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