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definition of the word accommodation

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

From Latin accommodatio, from accommodare (compare French accommodation)



accommodation (plural accommodations)

  1. (British) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
  2. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to
    The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions. -Sir M. Hale
  3. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
  4. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn - Sir W. Scott
  5. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
    To come to terms of accommodation. - Macaulay
  6. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
    Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. - Paley
  7. (commerce) A loan of money
  8. (commerce) An accommodation bill or note.
  9. (law) an offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted
  10. (eye) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.

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