hostel vs inn what difference

what is difference between hostel and inn

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

Etymology

From Middle English in, inn, from Old English inn (a dwelling, house, chamber, lodging); akin to Icelandic inni (a dwelling place, home, abode), Faroese inni (home).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭn, IPA(key): /ɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: in

Noun

inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
  2. A tavern.
  3. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
  4. (Britain, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
  5. (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.

Synonyms

  • (pub): See also Thesaurus:pub
  • (lodging place): See also Thesaurus:lodging place

Derived terms

  • coaching inn
  • New Inn
  • Tram Inn

Translations

Verb

inn (third-person singular simple present inns, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To house; to lodge.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge.

See also

Anagrams

  • NIN, NNI, Nin, nin

Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • in (preposition) (Luserna)

Etymology

From Middle High German in, from Old High German in, from Proto-Germanic *in. Cognate with German in, English in.
The sense “east” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago dentro a Axiago (I go east to Asiago, literally I go inward to Asiago).

Preposition

inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, + dative) in

Derived terms

  • deninn

Adverb

inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, Luserna) inside
  2. (Sette Comuni) east

References

  • “inn” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

German

Preposition

inn

  1. Obsolete spelling of in

Gothic

Romanization

inn

  1. Romanization of ????????????

Icelandic

Adverb

inn

  1. in, inside

Derived terms


Mauritian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of finn, from French finir (finish).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /in/

Verb

inn (medial form inn)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate present perfect tense or past tense.

Related terms

  • ti finn
  • fini

Middle English

Noun

inn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse inn (in, into), from Proto-Germanic *inn (in, into), from *in (in, into), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Hyphenation: inn
  • Homophones: inn-, in

Adverb

inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
  2. in, into

Derived terms

References

  • “inn” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • inn-

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse inn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnː/

Adverb

inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
  2. in, into

Derived terms

References

  • “inn” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inn/, [in]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *inn.

Adverb

inn

  1. in (with allative direction)
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, “On the Festival of St. Peter the Apostle”
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 25:35
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 7:13
Antonyms
  • ūt
Related terms
  • inne

Etymology 2

Probably from inne (in, inside).

Noun

inn n

  1. inn
Related terms
  • innian

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *inn (in, into).

Adverb

inn (comparative innarr, superlative innstr)

  1. in, into

Related terms

  • í
  • innan
  • inni

Descendants

  • Norwegian Bokmål: inn

References

  • inn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *jainaz (that over there, yon). Cognate with Old English ġeon, Old Frisian jen, jena, Old High German jēner, Gothic ???????????????????? (jains).

Alternative forms

  • enn, hinn

Article

inn (feminine in, neuter it)

  1. the (definite article)
Usage notes

The article is often used enclitically, at the end of the noun. This later developed into the definite forms of the noun.

Declension

References

  • inn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Skolt Sami

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

inn

  1. night

Inflection

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

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