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guest house

  
     ( guest houses    plural  ) , guesthouse  
1       n-count   A guest house is a small hotel.  
  (BRIT)  
2       n-count   A guest house is a small house in the grounds of a large house, where visitors can stay.  
  (AM)  
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guest     ( guests    plural  )
1       n-count   A guest is someone who is visiting you or is at an event because you have invited them.  
She was a guest at the wedding..., Their guests sipped drinks on the veranda.     
2       n-count   A guest is someone who visits a place or organization or appears on a radio or television show because they have been invited to do so.  
...a frequent chat show guest..., Dr Gerald Jeffers is the guest speaker..., They met when she made a guest appearance in the hit TV show Minder.     
3       n-count   A guest is someone who is staying in a hotel.  
I was the only hotel guest..., Hotels operate a collection service for their guests from the airports.     
4    If you say be my guest to someone, you are giving them permission to do something.  
be my guest      convention  
If anybody wants to work on this, be my guest.     


guest book        ( guest books    plural  ) A guest book is a book in which guests write their names and addresses when they have been staying in someone's house or in a hotel.      n-count  
guest house        ( guest houses    plural  ) , guesthouse  
1       n-count   A guest house is a small hotel.  
  (BRIT)  
2       n-count   A guest house is a small house in the grounds of a large house, where visitors can stay.  
  (AM)  
guest of honour        ( guests of honour    plural  )
in AM, use guest of honor      If you say that someone is the guest of honour at a dinner or other social occasion, you mean that they are the most important guest.      n-count   usu sing  
guest room        ( guest rooms    plural  ) A guest room is a bedroom in a house or hotel for visitors or guests to sleep in.      n-count  
guest worker        ( guest workers    plural  ) A guest worker is a person, especially one from a poor country, who lives and works in a different country for a period.      n-count  
house guest        ( house guests    plural  ) A house guest is a person who is staying at someone's house for a period of time.      n-count  
paying guest        ( paying guests    plural  ) A paying guest is a person who pays to stay with someone in their home, usually for a short time.      n-count  
At that time my mother took in paying guests.     

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guest

  
  
boarder, caller, company, lodger, visitant, visitor  

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