Share this entry

American English: /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /əkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of accommodation in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1
    also: (in American English also) accommodations
    (lodgings) to find/book accommodation o (in American English also) accommodations
    encontrar/reservar alojamiento or hospedaje
    I can provide accommodation for five
    puedo alojar or dar alojamiento a cinco personas
    1.2 (seat, berth)
    (American English)
    1.3 (space, room)
    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.
    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.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (agreement, compromise) to reach an accommodation with somebody over something
    llegar a un acuerdo con alguien sobre algo
    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.

Definition of accommodation in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
    a stupid person
    Cultural fact of the day


    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.