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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 ?
You'd better see what you have got before you think of having company," said Meg, when informed of the hospitable but rash act.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
His hospitable attentions were brief, but expressive, being confined to a shake of the hand, a slap on the shoulder, a loud laugh, and a pressing invitation to "fall to, and help themselves.
If that double-bolted land, Japan, is ever to become hospitable, it is the whale-ship alone to whom the credit will be due; for already she is on the threshold.
But why was it, think ye, that the Samuel Enderby, and some other English whalers I know of --not all though --were such famous, hospitable ships; that passed round the beef, and the bread, and the can, and the joke; and were not soon weary of eating, and drinking, and laughing?
The traveler Burton says of it--"Your MORALE improves; you become frank and cordial, hospitable and single-minded.
You've opened your house to Jones and me in the most generous way; Jones was remark- ing upon it to-day, just before you came back from the village; for although he wouldn't be likely to say such a thing to you -- because Jones isn't a talker, and is diffident in society -- he has a good heart and a grateful, and knows how to appreciate it when he is well treated; yes, you and your wife have been very hospitable toward us --"
This fine old robber-knight was a devoutly and sincerely religious man, hospitable, charitable to the poor, fearless in fight, active, enterprising, and possessed of a large and generous nature.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
Weston indeed is much beyond praise, and he is exactly what one values, so hospitable, and so fond of society; it will be a small party, but where small parties are select, they are perhaps the most agreeable of any.
Jennings, whose active good-nature made her friendly and hospitable for other people as well as herself, engaged with pleasure to redeem it by a visit at the cottage, in the course of a few weeks.
I had lit their candles to go upstairs, but Diana had first to give hospitable orders respecting the driver; this done, both followed me.

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