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Definitions of accommodation

  1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  2. the act of providing something ( lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
  3. ( physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye
  4. living quarters provided for public convenience; " overnight accommodations are available"
  5. in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
  6. a settlement of differences; " they reached an accommodation with Japan"
  7. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
  8. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
  9. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
  10. A loan of money.
  11. An accommodation bill or note.
  12. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; - followed by to.
  13. 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.
  14. Adjustment; that which supplies a want or desire; lodging; a loan of money, as a favor.
  15. Adaptation, adjustment; specifically, alteration of the convexity of the crystalline lens in order to bring divergent rays from a near point to a focus on the retina.
  16. Convenience: fitness: adjustment: a loan of money.
  17. Fitness; adjustment; convenience.
  18. Adjustment; compromise.
  19. A convenlence; entertainment; loan.
  20. An accommodating disposition; obligingness.
  21. Conveniences; things furnished for use; also in.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Suitable convenience; what is furnished to supply a want.
  25. The adjustment of the eye for receiving clear images of objects at different distances.
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Quotes of accommodation

  1. The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. – Ruth Benedict
  2. I think that's the phenomenon of our time is that a lot of women keep themselves in good shape but that there's not a lot of accommodation or people out there to connect with and the technology. – Stockard Channing
  3. Without that assured American largesse Israel would have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours. – Mary Douglas
  4. I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit. – John Hawley
  5. I should have considered it wrong to have finished the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and the funds for its completion were available. – Edvard Munch
  6. Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations. – Jean Piaget
  7. Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity. – Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
  8. My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy. – Jalal Talabani
  9. Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie. – Wim Wenders

Usage examples for accommodation

  1. " I am obliged to you for the temporary accommodation sir. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. Of the New England delegates, very few ever again hoped for what was called " an accommodation – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Martha, who was still grateful to Joanna, had written and asked her to come and try her accommodation – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  7. 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
  8. His people had given accommodation to strangers before, and would be glad to receive us and make us comfortable. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  9. 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
  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. " Poor accommodation for visitors, gentlemen," he said; " but it is the best I have to offer. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  12. How do you like your accommodation – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  13. And the accommodation not of a kind to suit your ladyship's tastes. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  14. Also here there was further accommodation for horses. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. 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
  16. My " arriving" was always in an accommodation train fifty minutes late. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. But for another month or two he considered that hotel accommodation would well suffice. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  20. 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

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