Complete Definition of "motel"

see|Motel
English

Etymology
blend|motor|hotel, from the original Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, established in 1925 by Arthur Heinman

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Él|-Él

Noun
en-noun

  1. lodging establishment typically featuring a series of rooms whose entrance is immediately adjacent to a parking lot, as might facilitate easy access to one's automobile during an overnight stay, particularly located near a major highway
  2. (as a modifier; used attributively) Of or relating to a motel.

#:motel sign

  1. (as a modifier; used attributively) Of architecture, interior design, etc, in the style of a motel; identical and anonymous.

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. any of several architectural or interior design styles associated with motels, such as "identicalness", "anonymity", or any other perceived attribute of motels, particularly as differentiated from hotels.
  2. characterized by an anonymous, temporary nature, as motel sex.
  3. property owned by a motel, as "motel towel", "motel ashtray", possibly imprinted or embroidered with the name of the establishment, frequently appropriated by tourists as a souvenir.

Translations
trans-top|type of hotel
Chinese: æ±½è»æ館
Estonian: motell
Finnish: motelli
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German: Motel n
Persian: FAchar|راÙسرا
Swedish: motell
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trans-top|of or relating to a motel
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trans-top|of architecture: identical and anonymous
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See also
hotel
inn
motor court
w:motel|Wikipedia article on motels


Basque

Noun
motel

  1. stammerer

Category:Basque language


Spanish

Noun
motel

  1. Mexico|lang=es brothel, whorehouse

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