hostelry NOUN (pl. hostelries) archaic or humorous an inn or pub.
ORIGIN Old French hostelerie from hostelier 'innkeeper' .

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  • Hostelry — Hos tel*ry, n. [OE. hostelrie, hostelrye, ostelrie, OF. hostelerie, fr. hostel. See {Hostel}.] An inn; a lodging house. [Archaic] Chaucer. Homely brought up in a rude hostelry. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Come with me to the hostelry. Longfellow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostelry — late 14c. (as a surname from early 14c.), from O.Fr. hostelerie house, guest house; kitchen; hospice, almshouse (12c., Mod.Fr. hôtellerie), from hostel (see HOST (Cf. host)). Lost, then revived 19c …   Etymology dictionary

  • hostelry — [häs′təl rē] n. pl. hostelries [ME hostellerie < OFr < hostel: see HOSTEL] a lodging place; inn; hotel …   English World dictionary

  • hostelry — noun a) an inn that provides overnight accommodation for travellers (and, originally, their horses) b) the art and skill of guest management at a commercial facility such as a hotel, inn, motel …   Wiktionary

  • hostelry — UK [ˈhɒst(ə)lrɪ] / US [ˈhɑst(ə)lrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms hostelry : singular hostelry plural hostelries 1) an old word meaning a small hotel 2) British humorous a pub or hotel …   English dictionary

  • hostelry — [[t]hɒ̱st(ə)lri[/t]] hostelries N COUNT A hostelry is a pub or a hotel. [BRIT, FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • hostelry — noun (plural ries) Date: 14th century inn, hotel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hostelry — /hos tl ree/, n., pl. hostelries. an inn or hotel. [1350 1400; ME hostelrye, var. of hostelerie < MF. See HOSTEL, RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hostelry — hos|tel|ry [ˈhɔstəlri US ˈha: ] n plural hostelries old use a ↑pub or hotel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hostelry — hos|tel|ry [ hastlri ] noun count an old word meaning a small hotel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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