Definition of guest house in English:

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guest house

Pronunciation: /ˈɡest ˌhous/
(also guesthouse)


1A private house offering accommodations to paying guests.
Example sentences
  • Not only that, but they also paid my accommodation at the guest house where I had to stay until the work had been done.
  • Whether you want to stay in a guest house, self catering chalet or hotel they can sort it for you.
  • I was summoned to the bungalow below the guest house for drinks, by the owner's father-in-law, Captain Matthieu.
1.1A small, separate house on the grounds of a larger one, used for accommodating guests.
Example sentences
  • Accessed via electronic entrance gates and a driveway, the landscaped grounds include a two-bed guest house.
  • Rich families may have a separate guest house, but Afghans do not like to sleep alone and generally do not provide guests with separate rooms.
  • It was a little bit of a walk from the guest house to the main house, but that just showed how big the place was.

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Syllabification: guest house

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