Hostel : Definition


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Definitions of Hostel

Pronunciation : Hos"tel
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. hostel, ostel, OF. hostel, ostel, LL. hospitale, hospitalis, fr. L. hospitalis. See Hospital, and cf. Hotel.]
Definition : 1. An inn. [Archaic] Poe. So pass I hostel, hall, and grange. Tennyson.

2. A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge. [Obs.] Holinshed.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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