• Departure of the Guests
    Departure of the Guests
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guest (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    • n guest a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
    • n guest a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
    • n Guest United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ribby prepares for her guest Ribby prepares for her guest
Otto, the Wedding-Guest, singeth Otto, the Wedding-Guest, singeth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
    • Guest A lodger or a boarder at a hotel, lodging house, or boarding house.
    • Guest A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay. "To cheer his guests , whom he had stayed that night.""True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest.
      Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest ."
    • Guest (Zoöl) An inquiline.
    • Guest (Zoöl) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.
    • v. i Guest To be, or act the part of, a guest. "And tell me, best of princes, who he was
      That guested here so late."
    • v. t Guest To receive or entertain hospitably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen
    • n guest A stranger; a foreigner.
    • n guest A person received into one's house or at one's table out of friendship or courtesy; a person entertained gratuitously; a visitor sojourning in the house of, or entertained at table by, another.
    • n guest A person entertained for pay, as at an inn or in a boarding-house; a boarder or lodger. Specifically, in law, any person who is received at an inn, hotel, or tavern, upon the general undertaking of the keeper of the house, as distinguished from some special contract qualifying the relation.
    • n guest In zoology, a parasite: as, “a dozen tapeworm guests,” Cobbold.
    • guest To entertain as a guest; receive with hospitality.
    • guest To act the part of a guest; be a guest.
    • n guest A dialectal variant of ghost. Brockett. Compare larguest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carnegie Hall in New York City opened in 1891 with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.
    • n Guest gest a visitor received and entertained
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.”
  • Thomas J. Peters
    “The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.”
  • Homer
    “A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “To be an ideal guest, stay at home.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gest, AS. gæst, gest,; akin to OS., D., & G. gast, Icel. gestr, Sw. gäst, Dan. Gjäst, Goth. gasts, Russ. goste, and to L. hostis, enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger, is the older one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gest, gæst; allied to Dut. and Ger. gast, L. hostis, stranger, enemy.


In literature:

The guest-house was rarely empty.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The guests were soon in double file and on the march to the battlefield with the cooks.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The guests numbered eight or nine.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
The guest or guests of honor stand with the hostess and she introduces them.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
She had the feeling that she was only a guest in her own house.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
The Grandee's guests resumed their game, laughing all the while, but the count became more and more thoughtful and absent.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
For there were no outsiders among the Colonel's guests to-night.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
She turned to one of the guests with a commonplace question.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
While in Cincinnati she is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. A.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Angela was now visiting Mrs. Luttrell, who was proud of her son's choice, and made much of her as a guest at Netherglen.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant

In poetry:

V. Let go! and shouldst thou near his breast
Still haply view
Thy mistress still its idol guest,
There rest thee too.
"Le Souhait Dangereux" by Sydney Owenson
Stuttered-over-again World,
where I shall have been
a Guest, a Name,
sweated down from the Wall,
that a Wound licks up.
"Stuttered-Over-Again World" by Paul Celan
"But, stranger, if you kindly rest,
His story you shall hear,
And all that makes my sable guest,
Most singularly dear."
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
How joyous was Selina's breast,
When thus she had prevail'd;
Each coming of her radiant guest,
How tenderly she hail'd.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
Our reason owns the sacred truth,
And seeks to win the soul;
But feeling is a stubborn guest,
That will not bear controul.
"The Advantages Of Resignation" by Elizabeth Bath
Love, that all men think they know,
Is a rare guest here below;
But with mortals when it stays,
These are its unerring ways.
"A Rare Guest" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Editor's note: In a series of guest entries Stephanie Sylverne is recapping MTV's reality show 16 and Pregnant.
While zoo visitors love to see the wild animals, few understand the work it takes to ensure the well-being and safety of both the cats and their human guests.
Check out Billabong Flaunt It presented by Sony Ericsson's final chapter for the 2012 series: the Flaunt It Finals Video with a guest appearance by Jamie Anderson.
BiPlane 's seasonal beers include the Gloster Gladiator Bourbon Barrel Porter — which is as robust as it sounds, with a four-malt mix — and the occasional "guest" beer, such as Lost Coast's 8-Ball Stout.
The pair will return as guest stars for the TNT drama's upcoming December season finale.
Bit by Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center Director Linda Barron was guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Rotary Club of Claremore.
From guest blogger, Karyn Silverman.
Matthew Shipp guests on this scary soundtrack to the monster movie in the deepest part of your id.
In the last two months her guest had lived with her, things weren't adding up.
You're drifting off during Conan's musical guest when you're suddenly startled awake by a pitchman screaming about a SALE SALE SALE THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
Payá was one of the only dissidents whose work for democratic reform reached thousands of Cubans, writes a guest blogger.
The Times is publishing guest essays on Rudolfo Anaya's classic novel "Bless Me, Ultima" as part of the El Paso Public Library's citywide El Paso Reads literacy campaign.
When THR asked Tony nominees and guests for their dream stage roles, Shakespeare came up more than once.
Special guest host Shaquille O'Neal made it so Chavo will be blindfolded .
Then, Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the implications of financial regulation on Wall Street.

In science:

Using K; as the guest tree of pathwidth  the following program trace terminates with all vertices colored red (gray) yielding a path-decomposition of width .
A simple linear-time algorithm for finding path-decompositions of small width
What happens to any blue vertices of adjacent to only vertex u (or its un(cid:13)agged subtree)? The answer is that they are lost and the algorithm would not terminate unless it could embed the guest tree in the remaining portion of H .
A simple linear-time algorithm for finding path-decompositions of small width
The Guest Observer (GO) program officially began Feb. 1, 1996, although a few time critical observations were done during the in-orbit check out period for the instruments.
The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
For this I was to be, for about two weeks, an official guest of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
These ma jor observatories will probably dominate the field for the next decade and they represent a ma jor transition from the traditional ”small science” which characterized the early years of the IACT to multi-national facilities which will serve a larger community as guest investigators.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000