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a dinner guest
▪ The dinner guests began arriving at about seven o'clock.
a guest appearance (=an appearance by a famous person on a TV show or at a musical event, in addition to the people who usually take part)
▪ He made several guest appearances on the show in the mid-60s.
a guest list (=a list of people invited somewhere)
▪ the guest list for the wedding reception
a hotel guest
▪ Hotel guests have free use of the gym and pool.
a wedding guest
▪ All the wedding guests laughed.
guest book
guest room
guest spot
▪ a guest spot on ‘The Tonight Show’
guest worker
honored guest
▪ I was treated like an honored guest.
house guest
receive guests/visitors
▪ She isn’t well enough to receive visitors yet.
the guest speaker
▪ The guest speaker will be the Secretary of State for Health.
▪ Nor did the other guests seem to suspect anything.
▪ Members are invited to bring wives or husbands and other guests.
▪ Jehana had completed her remarks while there was still noise to cover her more explicit comments, but other guests had not.
▪ It's the other guests who need your attention.
▪ The platform party mingled with the other guests before all sat down to an excellent table buffet luncheon.
▪ When Richard had gone she sat watching the other guests.
▪ Surely Tom would have rejoined the other guests and forgotten all about her by now?
▪ Yarnspinning with special guest Jack McCann.
▪ A Friday show for service members' families, the handicapped and special guests also is planned.
▪ One top name special guest band has yet to be announced, completing the line-up at.
▪ A special guest yesterday was Tenaya Becker, a great-granddaughter of Robert Daley, who settled the property in 1869.
▪ Prince Charles will be a special guest at the exhibition.
▪ Musically, he was heading for a standard, slightly throw-away show, when the first special guest appeared.
▪ More than 200 special guests gathered for a dinner nearby.
▪ Yet during his Saturday night guest appearance Julio Bocca danced the ballet with a heroic degree of conviction.
▪ Graham Kelly should be putting his own house in order, not making guest appearances in the witness box.
▪ The late mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani makes a guest appearance in these 1973 sessions.
▪ Vary the programme with humour, audio-visual devices, music, movement, colour, question and answer sessions, guest appearances.
▪ High spot of the concert was a guest appearance by top pop band Shakatak.
▪ Two of the three guest bedrooms are en suite.
▪ He was still asleep in the guest bedroom each morning I woke up, breakfasted, and went to school.
▪ She and two of the Aussies then proceeded to the next floor where guest bedrooms were to be found.
▪ Midge and Stevie had moved into the guest bedroom.
▪ The principal guest bedroom features fleur de lys wallpaper specially designed to be in keeping with the period the castle was built.
▪ Above: View from the guest bedroom, of Ray Talbot's split-level pool.
▪ There are two guest bedrooms each decorated in a country house style with dark wood furniture.
▪ Meredith speculated whether or not her dinner guest would go to her funeral.
▪ They stared down at his dinner guests.
▪ Another thing he did was picture himself and his wife in the drawing room receiving dinner guests.
▪ The dinner guest arrived early and came marching into the kitchen to inspect the proceedings, under the guise of offering assistance.
▪ After his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1939, he was a frequent dinner guest at Dumbarton Avenue.
▪ Ben Elissar shared the landmark diplomatic twist with dinner guests last Friday.
▪ This obviously includes a good awareness of the demands and requirements of the hotel guests.
▪ It was still too early for the hotel guests to be up and about.
▪ That would have hotel guests from one tower looking into the rooms of the other, he said.
▪ Two people had been killed, a waitress and a hotel guest, and five injured.
▪ The beautiful grounds at Aldwark Manor are open to all hotel guests.
▪ The golf course is open to hotel guests and members of the public.
▪ Procedures are also available to log hotel guest room changes.
▪ After the party the house guests came downstairs to eat under the arcaded edge of a courtyard.
▪ One teensy hope she held on to was that a workman or a house guest had left the pot there.
▪ All of the wealthy families had house guests and almost every farmhouse and cottage had arranged to have lodgers.
▪ And tomorrow I would like you to come and be my house guest in Hampshire.
▪ At her first Balmoral when she stayed with her sister Jane, the Parker-Bowles were prominent among the house guests.
▪ Noise was already filtering through from the lounge and the veranda, where the house guests had gathered.
▪ There were endless party guest lists, with Daine's name - and certain others - circled.
▪ Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., also was on the guest list.
▪ Take time working out your guest list.
▪ But the plan had been changed, and the guest list had expanded.
▪ The numbers were limited to thirty-five, and Marie and a committee including Picasso arranged the guest list.
▪ The guest list was heavily Hollywood.
▪ When the invitations for the wedding were sent out, Walter was not on the guest list.
▪ Presumably the Democratic National Committee checked the guest list with due diligence as to foreign corporate connections.
▪ She now has three guest rooms and is full for much of the year.
▪ Alice kept a gown, robe, toothbrush and other accessories in the private guest room for such times.
▪ Rex rampant, I thought later in their guest room.
▪ In the renovation, guest rooms were enlarged, with the total count falling to 194 from its pre-closing 253.
▪ I fetch another from the guest room.
▪ We removed our gear from our bikes and were ushered into their guest room.
▪ The system provides instantaneous online guest room security control.
▪ They can move to the guest room.
▪ They formed the bedrock of the college's Black Student Society, which regularly invited guest speakers and performers.
▪ Most people tend to have a high expectation of a guest speaker of your reputation.
▪ The guest speaker was the Playgroup Adviser for the Borough.
▪ Every Tuesday a guest speaker from the community came in to talk about a particular aspect of the law.
▪ The monthly meetings include discussions of Club business, talks by guest speakers and vendor presentations.
▪ Prince Charles, in his capacity as president of the charity Business in the Community, was to be the guest speaker.
▪ The Committee organises an interesting programme which includes visits to science exhibitions and talks by guest speakers.
▪ Leaders of Latino rights organizations said they would accept an amnesty plan only if it also gives broader protections to guest workers.
▪ Richard Pombo, R-Calif., who sponsored the guest worker amendment, said the current program involves too much red tape.
▪ When Park appeared in public, guests were required to be in their places an hour before he appeared.
▪ They were evidently able to spend unlimited roubles on receiving and entertaining guests from the West.
▪ She also loved to entertain guests at the farmhouse or socialize at dinner out in the community.
▪ In truth no expense will be spared to royally entertain the guests on board the Champagne Orient Express.
▪ There is live music to entertain guests several evenings a week.
▪ Now what more can he do to pass the evening pleasantly, and entertain his guests?
▪ Baron Ferdinand wanted to house his fine collections and have somewhere to entertain his guests.
▪ What are you thinking of, entertaining guests here in your revolting lair?
▪ He was in residence mainly only at weekends, but entertained no guests.
▪ Constance detected a change in the atmosphere as Giancarlo excused himself and walked down the steps to greet his last guest.
▪ Some of us would join my parents to greet guests.
▪ Always greet the guest warmly by name and say something pleasant, never argue or contradict, and avoid controversial conversation.
▪ His hostess was beginning to wilt as she greeted the guests who, by now, were queuing half-way up the grand staircase.
▪ Minnie greets guests, signs autographs and poses for photos by her house.
▪ He didn't as a rule greet all his guests, but this was different.
▪ They formed the bedrock of the college's Black Student Society, which regularly invited guest speakers and performers.
▪ When I was their invited guest, I was asked not to visit with her.
▪ A number of important customers were invited as guests of the company.
▪ If he takes her back to his place, it will mean he has invited other guests.
▪ These are your invited guests, Atlanta, not army troops.
▪ The system provides instantaneous online guest room security control.
▪ The seamless integration of office, retail and hotel environments provides tenants and guests with maximum flexibility and enjoyment at one address.
▪ Twice a week, a piano bar provides entertainment for guests in the evening.
▪ After supper there were always some musical items provided by supposedly talented guests, and I remember once being requested to recite.
▪ Just 24 pictures taken inside by a prison officer on film provided by the guests, will record the nuptials.
▪ Not for nothing had this little procession presented the air of a party setting out to receive guests.
▪ They were evidently able to spend unlimited roubles on receiving and entertaining guests from the West.
▪ Since December 1989 President Havel as head of state had visited 23 countries and had officially received 140 foreign guests.
▪ Sell accommodation. 2. Receive and welcome guests. 3.
▪ Example 3 An urgent message is received for a guest, Mrs Jones.
▪ Another thing he did was picture himself and his wife in the drawing room receiving dinner guests.
▪ However, Mr Kagan having been invited, courtesy demanded that he should be received as a guest ought to be received.
▪ Left to right:,, and. Welcome welcomed the guests on behalf of,, and.
▪ Resident proprietors welcome guests back year after year.
▪ All will welcome you or your guests, but startle intruders.
▪ It was my privilege and honour, as trustee of the fund, to welcome the guests and chair the proceedings.
surprise guest/visitor etc
▪ Catherine's lively grandma Zeta, 84, right, surprised guests too.
▪ a dinner guest
▪ a wedding guest
▪ After the wedding, the couple staged a huge reception for over 250 guests.
▪ All three of you are on the guest list, of course.
▪ Among the guests was the television presenter Jo Everton.
▪ Are we allowed to bring a guest?
▪ I'm really busy - I'm expecting guests this weekend.
▪ Just put the presents in the guest room for now.
▪ Lily poured her guest a glass of sherry.
▪ Now you and Anna are our guests this evening, all right?
▪ Police evacuated hotel guests after staff received a bomb threat.
▪ She felt she had to stay in and entertain her guests.
▪ The hotel bar is for guests only.
▪ The hotel takes very good care of its guests.
▪ This year's guest of honour will be the novelist Margaret Attwood.
▪ We're having guests this weekend.
▪ We had guests over Christmas - three of them stayed until the New Year.
▪ We had a couple of guests for the weekend.
▪ We have guests staying with us this week.
▪ We want our guests from Asia to feel welcome.
▪ A guest requests that you accept a jewel box and a bundle of notes for safe-keeping.
▪ But everybody was friendly, and the Rosses separated and mingled with the guests.
▪ Mr Salter wins one week as the personal guest of Robert Mondavi at one of California's wineries.
▪ Sometime before the guests were due to arrive, Mark went down to the cellar to bring up the wine.
▪ The party, with some 200 guests, disintegrated into a melee that ultimately involved more than 100 people.
▪ The same way we change the jokes and we change the guests, we need to change the look of the show.
▪ With his personal guests who were important to him or his state, Kim was a stickler for detail.
guest towels
▪ the guest room
▪ Pearl Bailey also guested on a special for Bob Hope.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Guest \Guest\ (g[e^]st), n. [OE. gest, AS. g[ae]st, gest; akin to OS., D., & G. gast, Icel. gestr, Sw. g["a]st, Dan. Gj["a]st, 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.]

  1. 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.

  2. A lodger or a boarder at a hotel, lodging house, or boarding house.

  3. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.

    2. An inquiline.


Guest \Guest\, v. t. To receive or entertain hospitably. [Obs.]


Guest \Guest\, v. i. To be, or act the part of, a guest. [Obs.]

And tell me, best of princes, who he was That guested here so late.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English gæst, giest (Anglian gest) "guest; enemy; stranger," the common notion being "stranger," from Proto-Germanic *gastiz (cognates: Old Frisian jest, Dutch gast, German Gast, Gothic gasts "guest," originally "stranger"), from PIE root *ghos-ti- "stranger, guest; host" (cognates: Latin hostis "enemy," hospes "host" -- from *hosti-potis "host, guest," originally "lord of strangers" -- Greek xenos "guest, host, stranger;" Old Church Slavonic gosti "guest, friend," gospodi "lord, master"); the root sense, according to Watkins, probably is "someone with whom one has reciprocal duties of hospitality," representing "a mutual exchange relationship highly important to ancient Indo-European society." But as strangers are potential enemies as well as guests, the word has a forked path.\n

\nSpelling evolution influenced by Old Norse cognate gestr (the usual sound changes from the Old English word would have yielded Modern English *yest). Phrase be my guest in the sense of "go right ahead" first recorded 1955.


n. A recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast 2 (context intransitive English) as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band) 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To receive or entertain hospitably.


adj. staying temporarily; "a visiting foreigner"; "guest conductor" [syn: visiting, guest(a)]

  1. n. a visitor to whom hospitality is extended [syn: invitee]

  2. United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959) [syn: Edgar Guest, Edgar Albert Guest]

  3. a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.

  4. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network [syn: node, client]


Guest or The Guest may refer to:

  • A person who is given hospitality
  • Guest (surname), people with the surname Guest
  • " The Guest", a short story by Albert Camus
  • Guest (album), 1994 album by Critters Buggin
  • The Guest (album), a 2002 album by Phantom Planet
  • USS Guest (DD-472), a U.S. Navy Fletcher-class destroyer 1942–1946
  • Guest appearance, guest actor, guest star, etc.
  • Guest comic, issue of a comic strip that is created by a different person (or people) than usual
  • Guest host (or guest presenter), a host, usually of a talk show, that substitutes for the regular host
  • Guest operating system, an operating system, such as Linux Enterprise or Windows Server, installed on a virtual machine
  • Guest ranch (or dude ranch), a type of ranch oriented towards visitors or tourism
  • Guest star (astronomy), in Chinese astronomy, a star which has suddenly appeared visible in the place where no star had previously been observed and becomes invisible again after some time
  • Guest statute, a statute in tort law
  • Guest worker, a person who works in a country other than the one of which he or she is a citizen
Guest (surname)

The surnameGuest is derived from the Old English word "giest", which in turn comes from the Old Norse word "gestr", both of which mean "guest" or "stranger." Spelling variations may include Gest, Geste, Gueste, Ghest, Geest, Geeste, Gist, Ghost, Jest. Other European counterparts to the name include the German and Dutch "Gast", Luxembourgish "Gaascht", Swedish "Gäst", Norwegian "Gjest", Serbian and Slovakian "Gost", Czech "Host", etc.

Among the various theories on last name origins, according to the book "The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States of America by H.S. King & Company, 1874 ", "Guest" derives from a place and not from the occupational status of some ancient forebear given to chronic visiting. Another theory suggests a spiritual concept i.e. "guests on this earth". Guest, the place, was near Caen, Normandy, and the original bearers of the name are said to have taken part in the Norman Conquest of England under William I in 1066. After the conquest, the family settled in Salop (now Shropshire) in middle-western England and apparently held the estate known as Lega from the De Dunstanvilles. Some ancient land records show Alan De Guest granting the lands of Alric de Lega (Guest) to a monastery called Wembridge Priory in 1150. His son Thomas (a name which occurs frequently in the Guest line) is mentioned in 1180. Some of the other Guests of antiquity were Thomas' sons Walter and Leonard, referred to in 1194 and 1280; and Henry, son of Leonard, 1240. Roger de Lega, or Guest, brother of Henry, had a son Thomas who again gave lands to Wembridge Priory. In 1295 Adam Gest (another variant of the name) was assessor of the parliamentary rolls in Salop.

From this Norman race descended Bishop Edmund Guest (1518-1577) who became the Bishop of Salisbury (1571 - 1577) and was one of the Reformers. He was the distributor of alms on behalf of Queen Elizabeth from 1560 - 1572. Also of note is the eminent manufacturer Sir John Guest (1785 - 1852) a baronet and the elder son of Thomas Guest, part owner of the Dowlais Iron Works, who died in 1807. History records as well the names of George Guest (1771-1831), an organist and composer who lived in Shropshire; Thomas Douglas Guest (1803-1839) an historical and portrait painter and Joshua Guest of Yorkshire (1660-1747) a Lieutenant General whose regiment fought in the Irish Campaign under William III. Other examples taken from church registers: Margaret Geeste married Thomas Emberson on October 5, 1546 at St. Margarets Westminster, and Edward Guest married Joane Willson at St. Botolphs Bishopsgate, city of London on September 9, 1632. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Benwoldus Guest. This was dated 1100 in the Old English Names Register, during the reign of King William II of England, 1087 - 1100. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Some Guests migrated to Ireland either as part of Henry II's (1166-1172) or any of the other various conquerors (i.e. Oliver Cromwell's) armies or support people. Ireland had been connected with England from the time of when the Anglo-Norman barons in the 12th century invaded Ireland and set up English rule; however, effective control of the island eluded the English until almost the end of the Tudor period in the mid-sixteenth century.

Waves of Guests migrated to the New World such as Elizabeth Guest arriving in Maryland in 1637, Walter Guest in Maryland in 1640, George Guest in Virginia in 1647, Anthony Guest in Virginia in 1663, Thomas Guest in New York in 1812, and John Guest in Pennsylvania in 1840.

  • Al Guest (contemporary), Canadian animation producer
  • Andrew Guest, American television writer
  • Ann Hutchinson Guest (born 1918), authority on dance notation and wife of Ivor Forbes Guest
  • Anthony Haden-Guest (born 1937), British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite
  • Arthur Guest (1841–1898), British politician
  • Barbara Guest (1920–2006), American poet and critic
  • Bill Guest (1928–1985), Canadian television host
  • Lady Charlotte Guest (1812–1895), Welsh historian and translator; wife of John Josiah Guest
  • C. Z. Guest (Lucille Douglas Cochrane Guest, 1920–2003), American socialite and fashion icon; daughter in-law of Frederick Edward Guest
  • Charles Guest (1900–1977), Royal Air Force officer
  • Christopher Guest (born 1948), Christopher Haden-Guest, actor, writer, director, musician
  • Colin Guest (born 1937), Australian cricketer
  • Cornelia Guest (born 1963), American socialite, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist
  • David Guest (communist) (1911–1938), British Communist mathematician and philosopher; killed in Spanish Civil War
  • David Guest (field hockey player) (born 1981), Australian field hockey player
  • Braeden Guest (born 1996), Full time baller, Part time ladies man
  • Douglas Guest (1916–1996), English organist, conductor, teacher, and composer
  • Edgar Guest (1881–1959), American poet
  • Edwin Guest (1800–1880), English antiquary
  • Ernest Lucas Guest (1882–1972), Rhodesian statesman, lawyer and soldier
  • Ernest Melville Charles Guest (1920–1943), Rhodesian-born RAF pilot of WWII, son of Ernest Lucas Guest
  • Frederick Edward Guest (1875–1937), British politician; MP; Secretary of State for Air; son of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne
  • George Guest (disambiguation)
  • Gladstone Guest (1917–1998), English footballer
  • Glenda Guest (contemporary), Australian novelist
  • Harry Guest (born 1938), British poet
  • Henry Guest (1874–1957), British politician; son of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne
  • Ivor Guest (disambiguation)
  • Jack Guest (1906–1972), Canadian Olympic rower
  • Jane Mary Guest (c. 1762–1846), English composer and pianist
  • Jim Guest (born 1940), American aerospace engineer and politician; state representative
  • Jo Guest (born 1972), English glamor model
  • John Guest (disambiguation)
  • Judith Guest (born 1936), American novelist and screenwriter
  • Kim Mai Guest (born 1969), American voice actress
  • Lady Charlotte Guest (1812–1895), English translator and businesswoman
  • Lance Guest (born 1960), American actor
  • Lennie Guest, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Melville Guest (born 1943), former British diplomat and cricketer
  • Michael Guest (born 1957), U.S. ambassador
  • Montague Guest (1839–1909), British politician; son of John Joshua Guest
  • Nicholas Guest (born 1955), American actor
  • Oscar Guest (1888–1958), British politician; son of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne
  • Paul Guest, American poet and memoirist
  • Raymond R. Guest (1907–1991), American businessman, race horse owner and polo player; son of Frederick Edward Guest
  • Richard Guest (born 1967), English artist and short story author
  • Rob Guest (1950–2008), British-born New Zealand-Australian actor and singer
  • Robert Guest, American journalist
  • Stephen Guest (contemporary), New Zealand-British barrister, Solicitor, Professor
  • Thomas B. Guest (1816–1884), Canadian politician from Ontario; provincial legislator
  • Thomas Douglas Guest (1781–1845), British artist
  • Tim Guest (1975–2009), English author and journalist
  • Tom Guest (born 1984), English rugby union player
  • Val Guest (1911–2006), British film director
  • William Guest (disambiguation)
British peers
  • Baron Haden-Guest
    • Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest (1877–1960), British author, journalist, doctor and politician
    • Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest (1913–1996), British peer
    • Christopher Guest (Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest) (born 1948), British-American comedian and actor
  • Guest family, descendants of John Guest (1722–1787), a manager of Dowlais Ironworks
    • Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (1835–1914), British peer; son of John Josiah Guest: uncle-by-marriage of Winston Churchill
    • Ivor Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne (1873–1939), British politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; son of Ivor Bertie Guest
    • Ivor Guest, 2nd Viscount Wimborne (1903–1967), British politician
Guest (album)

Guest is the first studio album by Critters Buggin of Seattle, Washington and was released in 1994 on Stone Gossard's then new label Loosegroove. Guest was reissued by Kufala Recordings in 2004.

Usage examples of "guest".

But please remember that, as a guest aboard our ship, we expect better manners.

But Mary was shy of acceding to such invitations and at last frankly told her friend Patience, that she would not again break bread in Greshamsbury in any house in which she was not thought fit to meet the other guests who habitually resorted there.

Not one of them was deceived in the young officer, but, being already acquainted with the adventure, they were all delighted to dine with the hero of the comedy, and treated the handsome officer exactly as if he had truly been a man, but I am bound to confess that the male guests offered the Frenchwoman homages more worthy of her sex.

The millionaire smiled affably at this pleasantry and invited his guest to be seated.

In accordance with Beklan custom some of the guests, in twos and threes, were beginning to get up and stroll out of the hall, either into the corridors or as far as the westward-facing portico of the palace, whence they could look out across the city walls towards the afterglow beyond the far-off Palteshi hills.

The Admiral, who had previously amused himself by giving an alarming description of this ceremony, now very courteously exempted his guests from the inconvenience and ridicule attending it.

Petyr Baelish, Alayne Stone donned her smile and went down to meet their guests.

The guests at the Albergo Monte Gazza peered at one another over dinner through a gradually deepening gloom, enlivened by occasional lurches towards complete darkness.

Seregil said with a yawn as he and Alec settled down for the night in the broad guest chamber bed.

Pierre held out one at random and drank with enjoyment, gazing with ever-increasing amiability at the other guests.

Unfortunately the reserve commanded by common decency was not a guest at their amorous feats, and the scandal became so notorious that the Government was compelled to notify to Croce the order to quit the city, and to seek his fortune in some other place.

Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.

My mother asked him to talk to her and he returned from the guest house with his Fra Angelico eyebrows lifted in tender exasperation.

Gospels have no great knowledge of the politics and practices of the time, and so for them this anointing seems incidental, a mark of respect perhaps, or as some church commentators have argued, an ornate ceremony for greeting an honored guest.

The greater anonymity for guests does seem to result in their misbehaving more often than members.