Meaning of “hospitality” in the English Dictionary

"hospitality" in British English

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hospitalitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhɒs.pɪˈtæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌhɑː.spɪˈtæl.ə.t̬i/

C1 the act of being friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors:

The local people showed me great hospitality.

the food, drink, etc. that an organization provides in order to keep its guests or business partners happy:

The company's guests are entertained in the corporate hospitality area.

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

"hospitality" in American English

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hospitalitynoun [ U ]

us /ˌhɑs·pəˈtæl·ɪ·t̬i/

kindness and friendly behavior, esp. to guests:

Thank you for your hospitality.

(Definition of “hospitality” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hospitality" in Business English

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hospitalitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhɒspɪˈtæləti/ us

MARKETING the food, drink, entertainment, etc. that an organization provides for guests or customers:

He has promoted the magazine with the provision of very generous hospitality at party conferences.
The marketing director has hired a hospitality suite at the stadium for today's rugby game.

COMMERCE the group of businesses such as hotels, bars, and restaurants that provide food, drink, or a place to sleep:

We offer high-quality training for people working in hospitality, leisure, and tourism.

friendly and welcoming behaviour towards guests or customers:

The atmosphere and hospitality of the smaller office made a great impression on all of our customers.

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