From Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (“hospice”), from Classical Latin hospitalis (“hospitable”) itself from hospes (“host”) + -alis (“-al”). Doublet of hotel and hospital. Obsolete from the 16th to 18th centuries, until it was revived by Walter Scott.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑstəl/
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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɒstəl/
- Homophone: hostile (one pronunciation)
- Rhymes: -ɒstəl
hostel (plural hostels)
- A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel
- A rundown hostel
- (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food
- (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
- 1577, Raphaell Holinshed, “[(please specify the book title).]”, in The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande […], volume I, London: […] [Henry Bynneman] for Iohn Harrison, OCLC 55195564:
- There are also in Oxford certeine hostels or hals, which may rightwell be called by the names of colleges , if it were not that there is more libertie in them , than is to be seen in the other
- See also Thesaurus:lodging place
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- (intransitive) To stay in a hostel during one's travels.
- (transitive) To lodge (a person) in a hostel.
- host m
hostel (plural hosteles)
- A hostel or guesthouse; accommodation.
- Fun or diversion; entertaining activities.
- A dwelling, dormitory or home; housing, lodging.
- A house or place of residence; the household.
- A owner or manager of a hostel.
- Alternative form of
hostel m (plural hostels)
- French: hôtel (see there for further descendants)
- Alternative form of
From English hostel, from Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (“hospice”), from Classical Latin hospitalis (“hospitable”) itself from hospes (“host”) + -alis (“-al”). Doublet of hotel (“hotel”) and szpital (“hospital”).
hostel m inan (diminutive hostelik)
- (adjective) hostelowy
- hostel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- hostel in Polish dictionaries at PWN
hostel m (plural hosteles)