1. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.
To cheer his guests, whom he had stayed that night. --Spenser.
True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. --Pope.
2. A lodger or a boarder at a hotel, lodging house, or boarding house.
3. Zool. (a) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite. (b) An inquiline.
Guest v. t. To receive or entertain hospitably. [Obs.]
Guest, v. i. To be, or act the part of, a guest. [Obs.]
And tell me, best of princes, who he was
That guested here so late. --Chapman.
adj : staying temporarily; "a visiting foreigner"; "guest
conductor" [syn: visiting, guest(a)]
n 1: a visitor to whom hospitality is extended [syn: invitee]
2: United States journalist (born in England) noted for his
syndicated homey verse (1881-1959) [syn: Edgar Guest, Edgar
3: a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
4: (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a
computer network [syn: node, client]