• The act or service of welcoming, receiving, hosting, or entertaining guests; an appropriate attitude of openness, respect, and generosity toward guests.
  • The business of providing catering, lodging and entertainment service; the industry which includes the operation of hotels, restaurants, and similar enterprises.
  • The food, drink, and entertainment given to customers by a company or organization or provided to visitors by a private host.


  • From Middle English hospitalite, from Old French hospitalité (modern French hospitalité), from Latin hospitālitās ("hospitality"), from hospitālis, from hospes. Displaced native .

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