- (countable, law) An offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted.
- (countable, uncountable, followed by to) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment.
- (countable, medicine) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.
- (countable, uncountable) Adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.
- (countable, commerce) An accommodation bill or note.
- (physical) Adaptation or adjustment.
- (countable, physiology, biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.
- (countable, uncountable) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
- (countable, commerce) A loan of money.
- (countable, geology) The place where sediments can make, or have made, a sedimentation.
- (chiefly Britain, usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
- (countable, uncountable) A convenience, a fitting, something satisfying a need.
- (personal) Adaptation or adjustment.
- (countable) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
"Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations."