Definitions of accommodation

  1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  2. ( physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye
  3. living quarters provided for public convenience; " overnight accommodations are available"
  4. a settlement of differences; " they reached an accommodation with Japan"
  5. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
  6. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
  7. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
  8. A loan of money.
  9. An accommodation bill or note.
  10. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; - followed by to.
  11. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, 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.
  12. Adjustment; that which supplies a want or desire; lodging; a loan of money, as a favor.
  13. Convenience: fitness: adjustment: a loan of money.
  14. Fitness; adjustment; convenience.
  15. Adjustment; compromise.
  16. A convenlence; entertainment; loan.
  17. An accommodating disposition; obligingness.
  18. Conveniences; things furnished for use; also in.
  19. Adaptation, especially of one thing to another, so as to make them agree or correspond; adjustment; reconciliation; provision of conveniences in supply of a want.
  20. A loan of money. Accommodation bill or note, one given instead of a loan of money, or which has been drawn and accepted expressly for the purpose of borrowing money, in contradistinction to a bill given in payment of goods or value received. Accommodation ladder, a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway.
  21. Suitable convenience; what is furnished to supply a want.
  22. The adjustment of the eye for receiving clear images of objects at different distances.

Usage examples for accommodation

  1. These two were fetched up while some of us lowered the accommodation- ladder and others swung out the boats on the davits. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. The accommodation isn't much here fer the likes of you, though it ain't too bad fer me an' Eb. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. Martha, who was still grateful to Joanna, had written and asked her to come and try her accommodation.... – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  4. I appeal to you whether, as a woman, I met generally with less attention and accommodation than I have since in more expensive situations in the house. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  5. Such a person is liable on the note to a holder for value, though the latter knew he was only an accommodation party. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  6. It generally happens that the cars are crowded because the amount of space allotted is insufficient, and negroes as a class are denied accommodation in sleeping and dining cars. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  7. A fly buzzed on the outside of the window screen, and away off on another street the " accommodation" was going by. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  8. And I don't suppose you will mind much if we can't arrange anything very luxurious for you in the way of living accommodation. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  9. The following passage must strike all acquainted with the Highlanders of Sutherland as a true representation of the circumstances to which they have been reduced: 'Ancient respectable tenants who have passed the greater part of life in the enjoyment of abundance, and in the exercise of hospitality and charity, possessing stock of ten, twenty, and thirty breeding cows, with the usual proportion of other stock, are now pining on one or two acres of bad land, with one or two starved cows; and for this accommodation a calculation is made, that they must support their families, and pay the rent of their lots, not from the produce, but from the sea, thus drawing a rent which the land cannot afford. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  10. My party had the advantage of travelling with the wife and son of a Cabinet Minister, and through Sir E. Grey's kind solicitude for his colleague's people, the best possible accommodation was provided for us, but even that powerful interest was not always sufficient to prevent delay and discomfort. – With The Immortal Seventh Division by E. J. Kennedy and the Lord Bishop of Winchester
  11. But for another month or two he considered that hotel accommodation would well suffice. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  12. How do you like your accommodation? – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  13. Thirdly, I know what Dr Franklin's sentiments were when I left America, and that nothing but a miracle could convert him to wish for an accommodation on other terms, than the independence of the Colonies. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  14. My " arriving" was always in an accommodation train fifty minutes late. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  15. Also here there was further accommodation for horses. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum