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Dictionary Definition

guest adj : staying temporarily; "a visiting foreigner"; "guest conductor" [syn: visiting, guest(a)]


1 a visitor to whom hospitality is extended [syn: invitee]
2 United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959) [syn: Edgar Guest, Edgar Albert Guest]
3 a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
4 (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network [syn: node, client]

User Contributed Dictionary



From gestr, replacing Old English ġiest.


  • /gɛst/
  • /gEst/


  1. a recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another
  2. a patron or customer in a hotel etc.
  3. an invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast


recipient of hospitality
patron, customer
invited performer


  1. (intransitive) to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast


appear as guest

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Guest may refer to:

See also

  • Guest Island in the Ross Sea off Antarctica; part of the Ross Dependency claimed by New Zealand
  • Guest River, Virginia, USA
  • Guest beer, 1989 legislation in the British Parliament concerning the sale of beer
guest in Albanian: Mysafiri
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