Definition of hotel in English:


Syllabification: ho·tel
Pronunciation: /hōˈtel


  • 2A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication.
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    • In NATO phonetic alphabet: G is Golf, H is Hotel, and L is Lima.
    • HAL is Hotel, Alpha, Lima.


mid 18th century: from French hôtel, from Old French hostel (see hostel).

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