• WordNet 3.6
    • n hostelry a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hostelry An inn; a lodging house. "Homely brought up in a rude hostelry .""Come with me to the hostelry ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hostelry An inn; a lodging-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hostelry an inn: in some universities an extra-collegiate hall for students
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hostelrie, hostelrye, ostelrie, OF. hostelerie, fr. hostel,. See Hostel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hostel, hostellerie.


In literature:

They were ushered into what was usually the private dining-room of the little hostelry.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
Then the owner of the 'Lone Star' hostelry, not to be outdone, had his place painted also, and had a couple of extra windows cut in the wall.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
He returned to the cosy room of the hostelry to receive the bet he had won.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
Guests are rarities, at the hostelry in Rome.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
This was an old-time hostelry, situated on what was called the Culpeper plank-road.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Nor was Dougal's wayside hostelry within sight.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Shortly before noon they approached an ancient hostelry, set well back from the road.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
It is not often that the modern tourist has a chance to rest under such a venerable roof, for it is still a comfortable hostelrie.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
He had no trouble there, in finding the little hostelry where Mr. Warwick lodged.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
I am looking for a hostelry near it.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Hunger drove him to the village of Clamait, when he applied at an hostelry for refreshment.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
The Bull Inn, most interesting of all, is unattractive enough as a hostelry.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Here is the hostelry where Luther met the Swiss students in 1522.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
The flare revealed, as he expected, the meanly appointed bedroom of a tenth rate hostelry.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
A nice respectable hostelry, too!
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
Never was village hostelry so graced before, surely!
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
At ten, while I am "turned in," he will be leaving the Institute, and the 'bus will put him down at his favourite hostelry.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
In some former state, it seemed to him, he had visited a hostelry that smelt not otherwise, and been ill received.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Madame Gillifleur loved single men, unaccompanied men, at her hostelry.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
I have been one of a group about a rusty little stove in a German-kept hostelry where this question was thrashed out.
"Drugging a Nation" by Samuel Merwin

In poetry:

Some evening I shall turn aside
To that dark hostelry of rest
And at the threshold loose my spurs
And to the wind bequeath my quest.
"The Last Billet" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
In that still hostelry of rest,
Where time is not and sleep is long,
I'll clean forget the thing unwon
And pain of the unfinished song.
"The Last Billet" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
"Fear na ye that, my lord," quo Willie:
"By the faith o my body, Lord Scroope," he said,
"I never yet lodged in a hostelrie--
But I paid my lawing before I gaed."
"Kinmont Willie" by Andrew Lang
I am a young executive. No cuffs than mine are cleaner;
I have a Slimline brief-case and I use the firm's Cortina.
In every roadside hostelry from here to Burgess Hill
The maîtres d'hôtel all know me well, and let me sign the bill.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Before leaving for our last stop, Chikwenya in northeastern Zimbabwe, I wanted to see the Victoria Falls Hotel, the grand 1904 hostelry on the Zimbabwe side of the river.
A chance meeting in a raucous hotel lobby nearly one hundred years ago led two drummers to make a spiritual mark on hostelries worldwide.
DAY ONE / You awake in Le Méridien Turin Art + Tech, the only five-star hostelry in town and a symbol of Turin 's creative resilience.