If you invite a friend to your home, she is your guest. You might announce to your parents that you've invited seven guests for Thanksgiving.

Someone who's visiting, or who's been asked to come, is a guest. If your next door neighbor comes over for lunch, she's a guest, and every one of the two hundred people you invite to a wedding is also a guest. You're often referred to as a guest when you stay at a hotel, too. The Old English root of guest is gæst, "a stranger" or "an accidental guest."

Definitions of guest
  1. noun
    a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
    synonyms: invitee
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    guest of honor
    the person in whose honor a gathering is held
    house guest, houseguest
    a guest entertained in your house
    wedding guest
    a guest at a wedding
    type of:
    visitant, visitor
    someone who visits
  2. noun
    a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
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    a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation
    a guest who stays overnight
    type of:
    client, customer
    someone who pays for goods or services
  3. noun
    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    synonyms: client, node
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