Accommodation

Definition of Accommodation

Ac`com`mo`da´tion
n.1.
1.The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; - followed by to.
2.Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
3.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.
4.An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
5.The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.
- Paley.
6.(Com.) A loan of money.
Accommodation bill
(Com.) a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit.
Accommodation coach
one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.
Accommodation ladder
(Naut.) a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.

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