guest vs invitee what difference

what is difference between guest and invitee

English

Etymology

From Middle English gest, from Old Norse gestr, which replaced or was merged with Old English ġiest, both from Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (stranger, guest, host, someone with whom one has reciprocal duties of hospitality). Cognate with German Gast (guest). Doublet of host, from Latin.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gĕst, IPA(key): /ɡɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Homophone: guessed

Noun

guest (plural guests)

  1. A recipient of hospitality, especially someone staying by invitation at the house of another.
  2. A patron or customer in a hotel etc.
  3. An invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast.
  4. (computing) A user given temporary access to a system despite not having an account of their own.
  5. (zoology) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.
  6. (zoology) An inquiline.

Translations

Verb

guest (third-person singular simple present guests, present participle guesting, simple past and past participle guested)

  1. (intransitive) to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast
  2. (intransitive) as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band)
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To receive or entertain hospitably.
    • 1608, Josuah Sylvester, Du Bartas his divine weekes and workes
      Two Angels sent Two Heav’nly Scowts the Lord to Sodom sent ; downe , received and guested

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Derived terms

Anagrams

  • tegus


English

Etymology

invite +‎ -ee.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪnvəˈtiː/, /ˌinvaɪˈtiː/, /ɪnˌvaɪˈtiː/
  • Hyphenation: in‧vi‧tee

Noun

invitee (plural invitees)

  1. a person who is invited into or onto someone else’s premises

Anagrams

  • e-invite

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