1 lodging or board and lodging
2 adjustment, as of differences or to new circumstances; adaptation, settlement, or reconciliation
3 something fulfilling a need, want, etc.; convenience or facility
4 (Physiol) the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the thickness of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
5 willingness to help or oblige
6 (Commerce) a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed
n an address on letters, etc., to a person or business that does not wish or is not able to receive post at a permanent or actual address
n (Commerce) a bill of exchange cosigned by a guarantor: designed to strengthen the acceptor's credit
n (Nautical) a flight of stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a ship for access to and from a small boat, pier, etc.
accommodation platform , rig
n a platform or semisubmersible rig specially built or adapted to act as living accommodation for offshore personnel in the oil industry
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