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guest

noun [C] uk   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 (US houseguests) staying this weekend. Is he on the guest list? 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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verb [I] uk   us   /ɡest/
If a person, especially an entertainer, guests on a programme or show, they are invited to appear or perform on it: He guests on their latest video.
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