from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that owns or manages an inn or hotel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person responsible for the running of an inn, usually the proprietor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who keeps an inn; the proprietor or manager of an inn or hotel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The keeper of an inn; an innholder; a taverner; in law, one who holds himself out to the public as ready to accommodate all comers with the conveniences usually supplied to travelers on their journeys.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the owner or manager of an inn
But the mysterious innkeeper is hiding a secret more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.
A road-chit entitled the innkeeper who got it to a remission of tax, a benefit more valuable than actual payment.
And, being both mounted thus a horseback, he called the innkeeper, and said unto him, with a grave and staid voice: Many and great are the favours, sir constable, which I have received in this your castle, and do remain most obliged to gratify you for them all the days of my life.
I did not pick it up, but I called the innkeeper, and he pounced upon it as I have seen a hawk pounce on a chicken.
But your innkeeper will be able to answer just about any question you might have.
The innkeeper was a round little man, with a florid face, white hair, and a look in his eyes as they slid over Beth that was far from what she was accustomed to.
When they got to the inn, Brandon called the innkeeper over and said, “Bring up some good food and wine to my room for my friend.”
After quite a bit of back-and-forth, we find that Kote the innkeeper is the same legendary Kvothe, who is the center of many stories, both true and false.
One of the intriguing aspects of Patrick Rothfuss's "The Name of the Wind" is that the innkeeper is the hero.
Embarrassed to be be taken to task in public, Kesh called the innkeeper over.