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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 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)
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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