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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Accommodation

ACCOMMODA'TION, noun

1. Fitness; adaptation; followed by to.

The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions.

2. Adjustment of differences; reconciliation; as of parties in dispute.

3. Provision of conveniences.

4. In plural; conveniences; things furnished for use; chiefly applied to lodgings.

5. In mercantile language, accommodation is used for a loan of money; which is often a great convenience. An accommodation note, in the language of bank directors, is one drawn and offered for discount, for the purpose of borrowing its amount, in opposition to a note, which the owner has received in payment for goods.

In England, accommodation bill, is one given instead of a loan of money.

6. It is also used of a note lent merely to accommodate the borrower.

7. In theology, accommodation is the application of one thing to another by analogy, as of the words of a prophecy to a future event.

Many of those quotations were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.

8. In marine language, an accommodation ladder is a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway.