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hos·pi·ta·ble

 (hŏs′pĭ-tə-bəl, hŏ-spĭt′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
2. Indicative of cordiality toward guests: a hospitable act.
3. Having an open mind; receptive: hospitable to new ideas.
4. Favorable to growth and development; agreeable: a hospitable environment.

[Obsolete French, from Medieval Latin *hospitābilis, from Latin hospitāre, to put up as a guest, from hospes, hospit-, guest, host; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

hos′pi·ta·bly adv.

hospitable

(ˈhɒspɪtəbəl; hɒˈspɪt-)
adj
1. welcoming to guests or strangers
2. fond of entertaining
3. receptive: hospitable to new ideas.
[C16: from Medieval Latin hospitāre to receive as a guest, from Latin hospes guest, host1]
ˈhospitableness n
ˈhospitably adv

hos•pi•ta•ble

(ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəl)

adj.
1. receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
2. characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a hospitable smile.
3. favorably receptive or open (usu. fol. by to): hospitable to new ideas.
[1560–70; < Latin hospitā(re) to receive as guest (compare Latin hospitārī to be a guest; see hospice) + -ble]
hos′pi•ta•ble•ness, n.
hos′pi•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hospitable - favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
2.hospitable - disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity; "a good-natured and hospitable man"; "a hospitable act"; "hospitable invitations"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
inhospitable - not hospitable; "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
3.hospitable - having an open mind; "hospitable to new ideas"; "open to suggestions"
receptive, open - ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"

hospitable

adjective
1. welcoming, kind, friendly, liberal, generous, gracious, amicable, cordial, sociable, genial, bountiful The locals are hospitable and welcoming.
welcoming inhospitable, parsimonious

hospitable

adjective
Characterized by kindness and warm, unaffected courtesy:
Translations
مِضْياف، كَريم
pohostinný
gæstfri
vendégszeretõ
gestrisinn
svetingaisvetingassvetingumas
viesmīlīgs
pohostinný
gostoljuben

hospitable

[hɒsˈpɪtəbl] ADJacogedor, hospitalario

hospitable

[ˈhɒspɪtəbəl hɒˈspɪtəbəl] adj
[person] → hospitalier/ière
[place] → hospitalier/ière

hospitable

adj
(= friendly, sociable) persongastfreundlich, gastlich; welcomegastlich; to be hospitable to somebodyjdn gastfreundlich or gastlich aufnehmen
(= favourable) place, climategastlich; environmentfreundlich; hospitable to something (soil, environment)günstig für etw

hospitable

[hɒsˈpɪtəbl] adjospitale

hospitable

(həˈspitəbl) adjective
showing kindness to guests. She is one of the most hospitable people I know.
hoˈspitably adverb
hoˈspitableness noun
hospitality (hospiˈtaləti) noun
a friendly welcome for guests or strangers, which often includes offering them food, drink etc.
References in classic literature ?
THIS is my summer residence; you would not find my earth--my winter house--so convenient," said the hospitable gentleman.
Progress in the valley An Indian cavalier The captain falls into a lethargy A Nez Perce patriarch Hospitable treatment The bald head Bargaining Value of an old plaid cloak The family horse The cost of an Indian present
My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement.
He passed for an Englishman, was agreeable, handsome, ill-tempered, hospitable and witty.
The estuary of the Thames is not beautiful; it has no noble features, no romantic grandeur of aspect, no smiling geniality; but it is wide open, spacious, inviting, hospitable at the first glance, with a strange air of mysteriousness which lingers about it to this very day.
At their hospitable boards I occasionally met with partners, and clerks, and hardy fur traders from the interior posts; men who had passed years remote from civilized society, among distant and savage tribes, and who had wonders to recount of their wide and wild peregrinations, their hunting exploits, and their perilous adventures and hair-breadth escapes among the Indians.
Ferguson and his brave companions, as vouched for by undeniable testimony; and they found themselves among friends in the midst of most hospitable tribes, whose relations with the French settlements are frequent and amicable.
I lived near Victoria Station, and I recall long excursions by bus to the hospitable houses of the literary.
At last the Ocean, that hospitable friend to the wretched, opened her capacious arms to receive him; and he instantly resolved to accept her kind invitation.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
The Rostovs lived in the same hospitable way in Petersburg as in Moscow, and the most diverse people met at their suppers.
Reuben Limbrick was not a hospitable or a sociable man.

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