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1. a person who spends some time at another person's home in some social activity, as a visit, dinner, or party.
2. a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.
3. a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for the lodging, food, or entertainment it provides.
4. an often well-known person invited to participate or perform in a regular program, series, etc., as a substitute for a regular member or as a special attraction.
5. Zool.an inquiline.
to entertain as a guest.
to be a guest; make an appearance as a guest: She's been guesting on all the TV talk shows.
1. provided for or done by a guest: a guest towel; a guest column for a newspaper.
2. participating or performing as a guest: a guest conductor.
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Edgar A(lbert), 1881–1959, U.S. journalist and writer of verse, born in England.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.