Definition of accommodation in English:


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  • 1accommodationsNorth American Temporary lodgings, sometimes also including board.

    • ‘the company offers a number of guesthouse accommodations in Cape Cod’
    1. 1.1British A room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay.
      • ‘they were living in temporary accommodation’
      housing, lodging, lodgings, living quarters, quarters, rooms, chambers
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    2. 1.2The available space for occupants in a building, vehicle, or vessel.
      • ‘there was lifeboat accommodation for 1,178 people’
      space, room, seating
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    3. 1.3The provision of a room or lodging.
      • ‘the building is used exclusively for the accommodation of guests’
  • 2A convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise.

    • ‘management was seeking an accommodation with labor’
    arrangement, understanding, settlement, accord, deal, bargain, compromise
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  • 3The process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something.

    • ‘ accommodation to a separate political entity was not possible’
    adjustment, adaptation, attunement, fitting in, habituation, acclimatization, acclimation, acculturation, inurement, hardening, seasoning, conditioning, familiarization, assimilation, integration, domestication, naturalization
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    1. 3.1Physiology The automatic adjustment of the focus of the eye by flattening or thickening of the lens.
      • ‘the power of accommodation to near objects’



/əˌkäməˈdāSH(ə)n/ /əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/


Early 17th century from Latin accommodatio(n-), from accommodare ‘fit one thing to another’ (see accommodate).