guest

[É¡est]

guest Definition

  • 1a person who is invited to visit or stay in someone's home or at a particular event
  • 2a person who is present at a party or other gathering but is not the host or one of the paying customers

Using guest: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "guest" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We have guests coming over for dinner tonight.

  • Example

    The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests.

  • Example

    He was a guest on the talk show last night.

  • Example

    She was invited as a guest speaker at the conference.

guest Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for guest

Idioms Using guest

  • used to give someone permission to do something or to invite them to do something

    Example

    If you want to leave early, be my guest.

  • someone who is always welcome and invited to come back

    Example

    After the first successful collaboration, he became a welcome guest at the company.

  • someone who pays to stay in a private home or boarding house

    Example

    The family decided to take in paying guests to help with their finances.

Phrases with guest

  • the most important guest at an event or occasion

    Example

    The CEO was the guest of honor at the company's annual dinner.

  • a bedroom in a house or hotel that is reserved for guests

    Example

    We have prepared the guest room for your stay.

  • a list of people who have been invited to attend an event

    Example

    Make sure to check the guest list before you arrive at the party.

Origins of guest

from Old Norse 'gestr', meaning 'a visitor'

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Summary: guest in Brief

A 'guest' [É¡est] refers to a person who is invited to visit or stay in someone's home or at a particular event. It can also refer to a person who is present at a party or other gathering but is not the host or one of the paying customers. The term extends into phrases like 'guest of honor,' and idioms like 'be my guest,' denoting permission or invitation.

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