- 1A person who is invited to visit someone’s home or attend a particular social occasion: I have two guests coming to dinner tonight [as modifier]: the guest listMore example sentences
- On special occasions or when guests are visiting, the Vietnamese serve rice wine, beer, soft drinks, or coffee.
- KT would sleep in the guest bedroom when she visited.
- On some occasions the guest lists have appeared wilfully eclectic.
- 1.1A person invited to participate in an official event: he was in Warsaw as a guest of the Polish government [as modifier]: a guest speakerMore example sentences
- A talented trio of sisters making a name for themselves in the world of animation are among the guest speakers at an event aimed at firing the imagination of young would-be entrepreneurs.
- Former Leeds United legend Norman Hunter is the guest speaker at the event, with tickets priced at £32.
- A guest speaker at each event will deliver multi-disciplinary, non-technical presentations.
- 1.2A person invited to take part in a radio or television programme or other entertainment: a regular guest on the morning showMore example sentences
- He recently completed a 60-date UK stage tour, and is a regular guest on radio and television.
- It also offers an easily accessible interview facility for radio and television guests.
- In addition to writing on the subject of school choice, Merrifield is a frequent guest on television and radio programs in which the issue is discussed and debated.
- 2A person staying at a hotel or guest house: a reduction for guests staying seven nights or moreMore example sentences
- A surge in the number of foreign guests staying in Japanese hotels has pushed up occupancy rates at leading hotels and bolstered their bottom lines.
- No apartments were available and most hotels permitted a guest to stay only 5 days.
- However, he had infected his brother-in-law, two nurses in the hospital, and seven guests who had stayed on the same floor of the hotel.
- 2.1chiefly US A customer at a restaurant.More example sentences
- It will cover pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage to hotel and restaurant guests, customers and visitors.
- And then I thought, but the true stars are this restaurant's fine guests - you, mes amis.
- Most restaurants cater to guests, but the idea of making sure employees are happy, too, is a rather unique concept.
- 3 Entomology A small invertebrate that lives unharmed within an ants' nest.More example sentences
- All ant guests have to avoid being eaten by their hosts.
- That diversity and beauty has fueled Rettenmeyer's lifelong passion for army ant guests.
- Usually you can sit beside the trails of army ants and watch for guests as the line goes by.
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- Appear as a temporary or visiting performer or participant in a television or radio programme or other entertainment: he guested on the show two weeks agoMore example sentences
- His first break came when he guested on the popular Radio Eireann programme ‘Ceili House’ many years ago.
- As well as his impending appearance on BBC television he will also be guesting on BBC Radio Ulster for a week, presenting one of their regular music and chat shows.
- Tomorrow, I shall be mostly guesting on the B3ta radio show on Resonance FM in the London area, with a large folder containing various tales of mirth and woe for anyone foolish enough to be listening.
be my guest
- • informal Please do: May I choose the restaurant? Be my guest!More example sentences
- So, please, be my guest - write whatever you you like.
- It means that if you wanna hook me up with tickets, please be my guest…
- ‘Yes, be my guest as you may please,’ she said, though before she had finished saying it, he had already sat down.
guest of honour
- The most important guest at an occasion.More example sentences
- To celebrate KRG's achievements since 1978, regional councillors and executives also had a special dinner, where past and present KRG chairpersons were guests of honour.
- The pupils had just been presented with their second Green Flag at a special ceremony in Dublin, and the two famous sportsmen were guests of honour of the pupils to jointly hoist the proud banner into place on the school's tall flagpole.
- We ask our guests of honour to give a light-hearted speech with a message.
Middle English: from Old Norse gestr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gast and German Gast, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin hostis 'enemy' (originally 'stranger').