- The act of receiving as host, or of amusing,
admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or
treatment, in general. - That which entertains, or with which one is
entertained; as: (a) Hospitality; hospitable provision for the wants of
a guest; especially, provision for the table; a hospitable repast; a
feast; a formal or elegant meal. (b) That which engages the attention
agreeably, amuses or diverts, whether in private, as by conversation,
etc., or in public, by performances of some kind; amusement. - Admission into service; service. - Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.