- 1 (usually accommodations) A room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay: the cost includes airfare and hotel accommodationsMore example sentences
- For official figures, a person can be considered homeless while staying in temporary accommodation and not necessarily living on the streets.
- The family is now staying in temporary accommodation until their house in Ascension Close is rebuilt.
- People are forced to live in temporary accommodation for years because of the shortage of social housing, and people who come to Oxford to work find it very difficult to find anywhere affordable to live.
- 1.1 (accommodations) chiefly North American Lodging; room and board: the company offers a number of guesthouse accommodations in Cape CodMore example sentences
- Most common houses offer laundry facilities, exercise rooms and guest accommodations.
- 1.2The available space for occupants in a building, vehicle, or vessel: there was lifeboat accommodation for 1,178 peopleMore example sentences
- She had lifeboat accommodation for 970 persons.
- T & T, by virtue of qualifying, has been allocated eight per cent of available seating accommodation at each of the three stadiums.
- On a bitterly chill day, plenty of accommodation was available for punters in the state-of-the-art stand, and facilities for hospitality were excellent.
- 1.3The provision of a room or lodging: the building is used exclusively for the accommodation of guestsMore example sentences
- No rooms which are below ground level shall be used for the accommodation of guests.
- There are many other hotels nearby to fit any budget, for the accommodation of guests.
- In the marina there are also shops, restaurant, terraces, tavern, and ten apartments for the accommodation of guests.
- 2A convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise: management was seeking an accommodation with laborMore example sentences
- There were tensions between tradition and Christianity, but there were also compromises and accommodations, a fusion of cultures.
- And, when a conflict becomes defined in religious terms, it also usually becomes more difficult to work out an accommodation or a compromise.
- The easy option is of course to seek to reach an accommodation with critics, and, if a compromise can be reached without sacrifice of principle, then this is a preferred course.
- 3The process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something: accommodation to a separate political entity was not possibleMore example sentences
- Different sets of rights were extended at different periods and this represented a process of gradual accommodation to mass demands.
- Incoming migrants from rural areas often discard marked dialect forms as part of the process of accommodation to urban speech ways.
- This process of accommodation to a western audience may be termed occidisation.
- 3.1The automatic adjustment of the focus of the eye by flattening or thickening of the lens.More example sentences
- The lens is important in accommodation because it has the capability of undergoing a change in shape.
- People with shortsightedness have poorer ability to focus accurately by accommodation, which leads to even more retinal blur and defocus.
- By demonstrating the act of accommodation, the lens was clearly differentiated from all other intraocular lenses.
early 17th century: from Latin accommodatio(n-), from accommodare 'fit one thing to another' (see accommodate).