Last edited 18 Dec 2020


[edit] Accommodation noun

The term ‘accommodation’ (noun) refers to the facilities (usually of a spatial/functional nature) offered by properties and other installations. For example, the accommodation offered by a semi-detached house might be described by an estate agent as comprising:

The accommodation provided for individual guests at a hotel might include a double bedroom with en-suite, TV, coffee-making facilities etc.

An office block may offer 10,000m2 fully-serviced office space, six lifts, kitchens on each floor, main canteen, two reception areas, etc.

[edit] To accommodate (verb)

The verb ‘to accommodate’ can mean making allowances for a certain state of affairs that has happened or is expected to happen. So, an architect may accommodate the wide-ranging sizes of hand-made bricks by including a larger than usual element for tolerances in their design.

Providing someone with a place to live might be described as 'accommodating' them.

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