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"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 ​localpeopleshowed me ​great hospitality.
the ​food, ​drink, etc. that an ​organizationprovides in ​order to ​keepitsguests or ​businesspartnershappy: 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 ​friendlybehavior, 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   us   /ˌhɒspɪˈtæləti/
MARKETING the ​food, drink, ​entertainment, etc. that an ​organizationprovides for ​guests or ​customers: He has ​promoted the ​magazine with the ​provision of very generous hospitality at ​partyconferences. The ​marketingdirector 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 ​providefood, drink, or a ​place to sleep: We ​offer high-quality ​training for ​peopleworking in hospitality, ​leisure, and ​tourism.
friendly and welcoming ​behaviour towards ​guests or ​customers: The atmosphere and hospitality of the ​smalleroffice made a great ​impression on all of our ​customers.
(Definition of hospitality from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hospitality”
in Arabic ضِيافة…
in Korean 환영, 대접, 접대…
in Portuguese hospitalidade…
in Catalan hospitalitat…
in Japanese 手厚いもてなし, もてなしの食事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热情好客, 殷勤, 友好…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱情好客, 殷勤, 友好…
in Italian ospitalità…
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“hospitality” in Business English

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