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"guest" in British English

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guestnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡest/
A2 a ​person who is ​staying with you, or a ​person you have ​invited to a ​socialoccasion, such as a ​party or a ​meal: 150 guests were ​invited to the ​wedding. We have guests ​staying this ​weekend. Is he on the guest list?UK He is a paying guest (= he ​pays for the use of a ​room in someone's ​home).A2 a ​person who is ​staying in a ​hotel: We would like to ​remind all ​our guests to ​leavetheirkeys at ​reception before they ​depart.B2 a ​person, such as an entertainer, who has been ​invited to ​appear on a ​television or ​radioprogramme or in a ​performance: Our ​special guest on the ​programmetonight is Robert de Niro. Madonna made a guest ​appearance at the ​concert. Simon Rattle will be the guest ​conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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guestverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡest/
(Definition of guest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"guest" in American English

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guestnoun [C]

 us   /ɡest/
a ​person who is ​staying with you in ​yourhome, or a ​person whom you have ​invited to a ​socialoccasion, such as a ​party or a ​meal: dinner/​wedding guests A ​person who is ​staying in a ​hotel is also called a guest. If you are someone’s guest, that ​person is ​paying for you: Four ​senators and ​theirfamilies were ​flown to Martinique as guests of the ​oilcompany.
(Definition of guest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"guest" in Business English

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guestnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡest/
a ​person who has been ​invited to a ​place: The ​factoryownerstreated us as ​honored guests. The ​storeopeningfeatured several guest speakers from the ​localbusinesscommunity.
a ​person who is ​staying in a ​hotel: We would like to remind all our guests to ​leave their ​keys at ​reception before they depart.guest of honour the most important ​person who has been ​invited to a ​place, who is shown ​specialrespect
(Definition of guest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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