guest

noun
1 person that you invite to your home
ADJECTIVE
house
honoured/honored, welcome

She was treated as an honoured/honored guest.

You are always a welcome guest in our house.

surprise, unexpected, uninvited

She tactfully discouraged their uninvited guests from staying longer.

unwanted, unwelcome

The refugees were made to feel like unwanted guests in the country.

invited
overnight
VERB + GUEST
be

You're the guest—you can choose what we watch.

have

When we have guests, they usually sleep in the study.

invite

She had invited six guests.

entertain

She felt that she had to entertain her guests.

receive
GUEST + NOUN
bathroom, bed, bedroom, house (= a building where guests stay) (AmE), room, suite
2 person invited to an event
ADJECTIVE
distinguished, important
chief (esp. BrE)

The athlete was chief guest at the schools sports day.

dinner, party, wedding

The best man welcomed the wedding guests as they arrived.

VERB + GUEST
greet, welcome
accommodate, seat
have, host
serve
bring
GUEST + VERB
arrive
attend sth

The banquet was attended by 200 guests.

GUEST + NOUN
book, list
PHRASES
a guest of honour/honor, sb's personal guest
3 person who is staying at a hotel
ADJECTIVE
hotel
frequent, regular
occasional
new
out-of-town (AmE)
4 at a public event/on a radio or television show
ADJECTIVE
special

Movie star Matt Damon is one of the special guests on tonight's show.

featured
mystery
musical
GUEST + NOUN
star
artist, conductor, vocalist

Guest artists from all over Europe will take part in the concert.

lecturer, speaker
appearance, shot (AmE)

She made a rare guest appearance on the show.

spot
PHRASES
our next guest

Our next guest is a bona fide television star.


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