Definition of homestay in English:


Line breaks: home|stay
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmsteɪ


  • 1A holiday or other period abroad spent staying in the home of a local family: my three-week homestay in southern Japan [as modifier]: a homestay programme
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    • Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito was reunited Wednesday with Colin Harper who was his host for his weeklong homestay in Australia in 1974.
    • The girls fly out on August 4, and after the camp with enjoy homestay visits for the next few days with Korean families before returning on August 12.
    • I'm hopeful that this minor illness, that has been with me since my homestay, will disappear by tomorrow.
  • 1.1chiefly Australian /NZ A private house offering accommodation to paying guests: we had a another relaxing swim and then returned to the homestay
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    • I heard cuckoos in the woods near my homestay in Switzerland.
    • Getting into bed was the first problem at her homestay.
    • We took the remaining 3 pieces back to the homestay.

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