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hotel

  

      n   a commercially run establishment providing lodging and usually meals for guests, and often containing a public bar  
     (C17: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel; see hostel)  


Hotel  
      n     (Communications)   a code word for the letter h  
maître d'hôtel     (French)  
      n   pl   , maîtres d'hôtel  
1    a head waiter or steward  
2    the manager or owner of a hotel  
     (C16: from French: master of (the) hotel)  
maître d'hôtel butter  
      n   melted butter mixed with parsley and lemon juice  
private hotel  
      n  
1    a residential hotel or boarding house in which the proprietor has the right to refuse to accept a person as a guest, esp. a person arriving by chance  
2      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a hotel not having a licence to sell alcoholic liquor  
trust hotel   , tavern  
      n     (N.Z)   a licensed hotel or a bar owned by a publicly elected committee as trustees, the profits of which go to public amenities  
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n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
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