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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

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.

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.
References in classic literature ?
The other guests seeing that Shinshin was talking came up to listen.
The guests were craning their necks to follow every detail of the fascinating drama that was being enacted before them.
I disapprove so strongly of unequal marriages," she said, walking on slowly towards the cottage, "that I cannot, in common consistency, become one of your guests.
Then together they entered the gardens where the guests were.
When the servants had done washing and anointing him with oil, and had given him a clean cloak and shirt, he left the bath room and joined the guests who were sitting over their wine.
and all the guests became uneasy and began loudly expressing their wonder and dissatisfaction.
The approaching guest, whoever it might be, appeared to pause at the head of the staircase; he paused twice or thrice in the descent; he paused again at the foot.
Return here in five minutes' time, in case you are wanted; and show my guest, Peter, that I am right in believing you to be a good nurse as well as a good servant.
and with these words the bride drew forth the finger and shewed it to the assembled guests.
After the ceremonial greetings had been paid, Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe stood apart from the mob of guests, insulating herself within a small and distinguished circle, to whom she accorded a more cordial favor than to the general throng.
Cedric and Athelstane were both dressed in the ancient Saxon garb, which, although not unhandsome in itself, and in the present instance composed of costly materials, was so remote in shape and appearance from that of the other guests, that Prince John took great credit to himself with Waldemar Fitzurse for refraining from laughter at a sight which the fashion of the day rendered ridiculous.
After lighting with his own hands the faggots which were heaped upon the hearth, old John withdrew to hold grave council with his cook, touching the stranger's entertainment; while the guest himself, seeing small comfort in the yet unkindled wood, opened a lattice in the distant window, and basked in a sickly gleam of cold March sun.