hostel

Definitions

  • Jacques Coeur's Hostel at Bourges——169
    Jacques Coeur's Hostel at Bourges——169
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hostel inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
    • n hostel a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hostel A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
    • Hostel An inn. "So pass I hostel , hall, and grange."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hostel A house of entertainment; an inn.
    • n hostel In English universities, a house for students which does not share like a college in the government of the university. There are still several hostels in Cambridge.
    • n hostel Lodging.
    • hostel To harbor; shelter.
    • hostel To take lodging; lodge; put up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hostel an inn: in some universities an extra-collegiate hall for students
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hostel, ostel, OF. hostel, ostel, LL. hospitale, hospitalis, fr. L. hospitalis,. See Hospital, and cf. Hotel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hostel, hostellerie.

Usage

In literature:

Was He in this queer little hostel?
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Some of the hostels were on a larger scale.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
One day Paul came to The Hostel.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
A little oasis in the desert of a lonesome student life, this friendly hostel seemed to us.
"In Château Land" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
These hostels were equipped with libraries, and the libraries were furnished from the shelves of the mother-houses.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
It occupies a large block of buildings in the west of Berlin, for its various schools and hostels require a great deal of room.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
The horses must be baited, and we must get some refreshments at the hostel.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
The gallants had agreed to abide at the hostel the space of eight days.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
I place great importance on the influence of the school hostels.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
I've been living in a youth hostel.
"One Way" by Miriam Allen deFord
One of the most beautiful of these hostels is 'Les Iris.
"The Romance of the Red Triangle" by Arthur Keysall Yapp
Aberdare Hall is a hostel for the women students.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Until that comes, however, do not leave the hostel.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
He turned aside into Leinster and made for Da Derga's hostel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The Stockton Inn is a beautiful modern hostel, European in plan, with every convenience, not to say luxury.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
No hostels were built for them.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
The envoys were told that the answer would be sent to them to the hostel.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
Area Commandant and still lives at the Hostel.
"The Sword of Deborah" by F. Tennyson Jesse
Now, good friend, take me to some hostel and give me ale, or I shall faint here by the way.
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn
When the pair reached the Falcon, they found a goodly assemblage in the "Dolphin" parlour of that hostel.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
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In poetry:

I backed on the Highway; but passed not
The hostel. Within there
Too mocking to Love's re-expression
Was Time's repartee!
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
"She wedded."—"Ah!"—"Wedded beneath her—
She keeps the stage-hostel
Ten miles hence, beside the great Highway—
The famed Lions-Three.
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
The foremost was a stripling pale;
"Comrades," he said, "within our hail
I see a hostel, white as snow --
'T is night-fall -- shall we thither go?"
"Legend Of Seville" by Alice Cary
So, past the hostel white they rode,
These men that three gray mules bestrode,
Till led the pale young moon afar,
By her slim silver horn, one star.
"Legend Of Seville" by Alice Cary
Could the Queen just say: 'A score
Of rich palaces have I.
Do not make me any more,—
Raise a hostel heaven-high;
House the hundreds who have need,
To their misery give heed.'
"The Palace" by Robert W Service
"So I make a jest of Wonder, and a mock of Time and Space,
"The roofless Seas an hostel, and the Earth a market-place,
"Where the anxious traders know
"Each is surety for his foe,
"And none may thrive without his fellows' grace.
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Hostel / Hostel : Part II.
Once you check into " Hostel ," you don't check out.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel .
"So many of today's hostels provide guests with the opportunity to engage with local communities and learn more about their culture and customs".
Here, Ni Mhir shares with USA TODAY's Shawn Sell hostels where you can learn skills by day and still get an inexpensive night's sleep.
'Crisis Hostel ' to Help in the Treatment of People With Mental Illness.
Stranded travelers await flights home to France on Sunday at Big Apple Hostel in midtown.
(LUCAS) – Jewels of Healing will be combining with Hostelling International Malabar Farm to offer a full weekend of alternative healing workshops and explorations of the haunts of Malabar Farm State Park.
Check this live set recorded exclusively for KEXP from the KEX hostel in Reykjavík during Iceland Airwaves 2011.
Hostel owner Robert Smith poses at the roof-top garden at the Jackaroo Hostel in Sydney's Kings Cross on Friday.
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, who certainly knows his way around a piano-accompanied historical saga, "Willesden Lane" builds in power and resonance as Golabek traces her mother's trek to the title hostel and beyond.
Sometime after 1493 the university bought a stately building at the center, the former Hostel of the Bo.
The scene inside an IDP camp in Sévaré which had been a hostel for long-distance truck drivers.
"I think the public doesn't care about reviews," says Eli Roth, writer-director of Hostel Part II, which — surprise.
Thanks to the relative popularity the Saw and Hostel series, torture porn seems to be everywhere these days.
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