See also: Guest

English edit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

Etymology edit

From Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr, which replaced or was merged with Old English ġiest, both from Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (stranger, guest, host, someone with whom one has reciprocal duties of hospitality). Cognate with German Gast (guest), Norwegian gjest (guest). Doublet of host, from Latin.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

guest (plural guests)

  1. A recipient of hospitality, especially someone staying by invitation at the house of another.
    The guests were let in by the butler.
  2. A patron or customer in a hotel etc.
    Guests must vacate their rooms by 10 o'clock on their day of departure.
  3. An invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast.
    special guest
    The guest for the broadcast was a leading footballer.
  4. (computing) A user given temporary access to a system despite not having an account of their own.
  5. (zoology) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.
  6. (zoology) An inquiline.

Translations edit

Verb edit

guest (third-person singular simple present guests, present participle guesting, simple past and past participle guested)

  1. (intransitive) To appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast.
    • 1990, Wayne Jancik, The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, →ISBN, page 254:
      During the '60s, he guested as off-beat characters on TV shows like "The Asphalt Jungle," "Bus Stop," and "The Detectives."
  2. (intransitive) As a musician: to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band).
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To receive or entertain hospitably.
    • 1608, [Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas], “(please specify the page)”, in Josuah Sylvester, transl., Du Bartas His Deuine Weekes and Workes [], 3rd edition, London: [] Humfrey Lownes [and are to be sold by Arthur Iohnson []], published 1611, →OCLC:
      Two Angels sent Two Heav'nly Scowts the Lord to Sodom sent ; downe , received and guested

Translations edit

Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit