Meaning of “accommodation” in the English Dictionary

"accommodation" in British English

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accommodationnoun [ U ]

uk /əˌkɒm.əˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /əˌkɑː.məˈdeɪ.ʃən/ mainly UK

B1 a place to live, work, stay, etc. in:

There's a shortage of cheap accommodation (= places to live).
We have first and second class accommodation (= seats) on this flight.

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  • While he was at the library, Steve decided to seek out some information on accommodation in the area.
  • Feeling guilty for the homeless is one thing, finding cheap secure accommodation for them is quite another thing.
  • Hostels are usually provided as a stopgap until the families can be housed in permanent accommodation.
  • There's accommodation for about five hundred students on campus.
  • The price includes travel and accommodation but meals are extra.

(Definition of “accommodation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accommodation" in Business English

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uk /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən/

[ U ] UK US accommodations [ plural ] PROPERTY a place in which to live, work, stay, etc.:

The cost, including flights, accommodation, and meals, was €100,000.
temporary accommodation
luxury accommodations.

[ C or U ] a satisfactory arrangement between people who disagree about something:

come to/find/reach an accommodation I thought we could come to an accommodation about what is a reasonable use of the site, but all we heard was "No, I don't negotiate".

[ S ] mainly US FINANCE a loan that is made temporarily to someone who needs money quickly, in order to give them time to make a formal arrangement for a loan

(Definition of “accommodation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)