hostel vs hostelry what difference

what is difference between hostel and hostelry

English

Etymology

From Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel and hospital. Obsolete from the 16th to 18th centuries, until it was revived by Walter Scott.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑstəl/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɒstəl/
  • Homophone: hostile (one pronunciation)
  • Rhymes: -ɒstəl

Noun

hostel (plural hostels)

  1. A commercial overnight lodging place, with dormitory accommodation and shared facilities, especially a youth hostel
  2. (not US) A temporary refuge for the homeless providing a bed and sometimes food
  3. (obsolete) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:lodging place

Derived terms

  • bail hostel
  • hosteler, hosteller
  • hostelry
  • probation hostel
  • youth hostel

Related terms

  • host
  • hostler
  • hotel

Descendants

  • Japanese: ホステル (hosuteru)
  • Korean: 호스텔 (hoseutel)
  • Oromo: hosteela

Translations

See also

  • hospice

Verb

hostel (third-person singular simple present hostels, present participle hosteling or hostelling, simple past and past participle hosteled or hostelled)

  1. (intransitive) To stay in a hostel during one’s travels.
  2. (transitive) To lodge (a person) in a hostel.

Anagrams

  • Holste, Holtes, Lhotse, Tholes, helots, hotels, hôtels, loseth, shotel, tholes

Czech

Noun

hostel m

  1. hostel

Declension

Related terms

  • host m

Middle English

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Old French hostel, ostel, from Latin hospitālis, hospitāle. Doublet of hospital.

Alternative forms

  • osteyl, hostele, ostel, hostell, hostelle, ostell, hostil

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /(h)ɔsˈtɛːl/, /(h)ɔsˈtɛi̯l/, /ˈ(h)ɔstəl/

Noun

hostel (plural hosteles)

  1. A hostel or guesthouse; accomodation.
  2. Fun or diversion; entertaining activities.
  3. A dwelling, dormitory or home; housing, lodging.
  4. A house or place of residence; the household.
  5. A owner or manager of a hostel.
Related terms
  • hostellen
  • hostelrye
  • hostiler
Descendants
  • English: hostel
  • Scots: hostel
References
  • “hostē̆l, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-07.

Etymology 2

From Old French osteler, hosteler.

Verb

hostel

  1. Alternative form of hostellen

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French ostel

Noun

hostel m (plural hostels)

  1. shelter; living quarters; place to stay
  2. hotel; hostel; inn (establishment offering rooms for hire)

Derived terms

  • maistre d’hostel

Descendants

  • French: hôtel (see there for further descendants)

Old French

Noun

hostel m (oblique plural hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative singular hosteaus or hosteax or hostiaus or hostiax or hostels, nominative plural hostel)

  1. Alternative form of ostel

Polish

Etymology

From English hostel, from Middle English hostel, from Old French hostel, ostel, from Late Latin hospitale (hospice), from Classical Latin hospitalis (hospitable) itself from hospes (host) + -alis (-al). Doublet of hotel (hotel) and szpital (hospital).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɔs.tɛl/

Noun

hostel m inan (diminutive hostelik)

  1. hostel (a commercial overnight lodging place)
  2. hostel (a temporary refuge)
    Synonym: schronisko

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) hostelowy

Further reading

  • hostel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • hostel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Noun

hostel m (plural hosteles)

  1. hostel


English

Alternative forms

  • hostelrie (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English hostelrye, from Old French hostelerie.

Noun

hostelry (countable and uncountable, plural hostelries)

  1. (countable) An inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses).
  2. (uncountable) The art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel, bed and breakfast, or hostel.
    the hostelry trade
    a degree in hostelry and tourism

See also

  • hostler

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