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"guest" in British English

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guestnoun [C]

uk   /ɡest/  us   /ɡest/
A2 a person who is staying with you, or a person you have invited to a social occasion, 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 leave their keys at reception before they depart.
B2 a person, such as an entertainer, who has been invited to appear on a television or radio programme or in a performance: Our special guest on the programme tonight 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   /ɡest/  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 your home, or a person whom you have invited to a social occasion, 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 their families were flown to Martinique as guests of the oil company.
(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 factory owners treated us as honored guests. The store opening featured several guest speakers from the local business community.
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 special respect
(Definition of guest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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