A very hospitable hostess.
A warm and cozy home that you want to sit down in is an example of someplace that would be described as hospitable.
- friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests
- prompted by or associated with friendliness and solicitude toward guests: a hospitable act
- favoring the health, growth, comfort, etc. of new arrivals; not adverse: a hospitable climate
- receptive or open, as to new ideas
Origin of hospitableMiddle French from Medieval Latin hospitabilis from hospitare, to receive as a guest from hospes: see hospice
- Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
- Indicative of cordiality toward guests: a hospitable act.
- Having an open mind; receptive: hospitable to new ideas.
- Favorable to growth and development; agreeable: a hospitable environment.
Origin of hospitableObsolete 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.
(comparative more hospitable, superlative most hospitable)
From Middle French hospitable