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Guest (gĕst), n. [OE. gest, AS. gæst, gest; akin to OS., D., & G. gast, Icel. gestr, Sw. g&ä;st, Dan. Gj&ä;st, Goth. gasts, Russ. goste, and to L. hostis enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger is the older one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile.] 1. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.
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To cheer his guests, whom he had stayed that night. Spenser.
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True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
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2. A lodger or a boarder at a hotel, lodging house, or boarding house.
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3. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite. (b) An inquiline.
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Guest (?), v. t. To receive or entertain hospitably. [Obs.] Sylvester.
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Guest, v. i. To be, or act the part of, a guest. [Obs.]
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And tell me, best of princes, who he was
That guested here so late.
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