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guest

1. 
a. an actor, contestant, entertainer, etc., taking part as a visitor in a programme in which there are also regular participants
b. (as modifier): a guest appearance
2. a patron of a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, etc.
3. Zoology a nontechnical name for inquiline
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guest

[gest]
(chemistry)
Cationic, anionic, or neutral organic, inorganic, or biological substance, bound by means of various interactions (electrostatic, hydrogen bonding, van der Waals, donor-acceptor) within a crystalline or molecular structure. Also known as guest molecule; guest substance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

guest

A person who logs into a network or service that does not have a user account. Guests are given a default set of privileges until they officially register with the service. See guest account, guest privileges and user account. See also guest operating system.
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'You don't,' said the guest, raising his eyes to John's fat face,
"Why did you compare them, Guest?" he inquired suddenly.
So close behind her came the little band of outlaws that scarce had the guests arisen in consternation from the table at the shrill cries of the girl than Norman of Torn burst through the great door with twenty drawn swords at his back.
As she left her apartments to make her way to the gardens where the guests were congregating, two warriors, the insignia of the House of the Prince of Helium upon their harness, followed a few paces behind her, grim reminders that the assassin's blade may never be ignored upon Barsoom, where, in a measure, it counterbalances the great natural span of human life, which is estimated at not less than a thousand years.
If anyone wants to have a bout with me let him come on, for I am exceedingly angry; I will box, wrestle, or run, I do not care what it is, with any man of you all except Laodamas, but not with him because I am his guest, and one cannot compete with one's own personal friend.
A hard guest is he,--but I honour him, and do not worship, like the tenderlings, the pot-bellied fire-idol.
Guest. But, you see, it's rather striking out a new branch, and putting you to that, instead of keeping you where you are, which was what we'd wanted."
"Phoebe--Phoebe Pyncheon?--Phoebe?" repeated the guest, with a strange, sluggish, ill-defined utterance.
With those words, he walks out of the room as quietly as he walked into it, and leaves his two guests to meditate gratefully on Shetland hospitality.
In obedience to the summons, there was a general gathering of rank, wealth, and beauty; and the wide door of the Province House had seldom given admittance to more numerous and honorable guests than on the evening of Lady Eleanore's ball.
Guests also were invited in great numbers; and in the necessity in which he then found himself of courting popularity, Prince John had extended his invitation to a few distinguished Saxon and Danish families, as well as to the Norman nobility and gentry of the neighbourhood.
The count sat on the sofa between two guests who were smoking and talking.