motel etymology

English word motel comes from English lighting, English motor

Detailed word origin of motel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lighting English (eng) The act of activating such equipment, or of igniting a flame etc.. The equipment used to provide illumination; the illumination so provided.. The process of annealing metals.
motor English (eng) (dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.. (informal) To move at a brisk pace.. (slang) To leave. (Christianity, archaic, poetic) The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.. (colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.. (figuratively) A source of power for something, an inspiration, a driving force.. A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical [...]
motel English (eng) (Philippines) A low-cost short-stay hotel known for hourly rates rather than daily rates, and notorious for permitting illicit sexual activities.. (also, _, attributive) A type of hotel or lodging establishment, often located near a major highway, which typically features a series of rooms the entrances of which are immediately adjacent to a parking lot to facilitate convenient access to [...]

Words with the same origin as motel

Descendants of lighting
hotel load