AskDefine | Define accommodation

Dictionary Definition



1 making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances [syn: adjustment, fitting]
2 a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
3 in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
4 living quarters provided for public convenience; "overnight accommodations are available"
5 the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
6 (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye

User Contributed Dictionary



From accommodatio, from accommodare (compare French accommodation)



  1. i British Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prsone
  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 easy, 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 justment of frees; state of agreement; reonciiation; 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. In the context of "commerce}} A loan of money

Extensive Definition

Accommodation may refer to:
it may also include resorts, hotels, backpacker hostels, b&b's etc.
accommodation in Indonesian: Akomodasi
accommodation in Polish: Akomodacja
accommodation in Simple English: Accommodation
accommodation in Ukrainian: Акомодація

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