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noun [countable] guest pronunciation in British English /ɡest/
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  1. 1
    someone who you have invited to your home, for a party or a meal, or to stay the night
    tips for getting rid of unwanted guests
    We’ve got guests staying this weekend.
    welcome/greet/receive a guest: The President and his wife were in the hallway, greeting their dinner guests.
    See also paying guest
  2. 2
    someone who has been invited to a party, meeting, or other event by the people organizing it
    She was eager to mingle with the other party guests.
    guest at: He was a guest at our wedding.
    guest of: They were at the Festival as the guests of a Greek businessman.
    invited guests: The ceremony will take place before 10,000 invited VIP guests.
    honoured/distinguished guests: Welcome, Mr Prime Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
    1. b.
      someone who you take with you to a club where you are a member
      Please would members remember to sign in all guests before using the pool.
  3. 3
    someone who is paying to stay at a hotel or eat in a restaurant
    the arriving/departing guests
    There is live music to entertain guests.
    hotel guest: The indoor heated pool is free to hotel guests.
  4. 4
    someone who appears on a television or radio show that they do not regularly appear on
    our panel of celebrity guests
    My first guest tonight is famous for both her singing and acting talent.
    guest appearance: The band agreed to make a guest appearance on his show.



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