Hospitable Definition

hŏspĭ-tə-bəl, hŏ-spĭtə-bəl
Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
American Heritage
Friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests.
Webster's New World
Prompted by or associated with friendliness and solicitude toward guests.
A hospitable act.
Webster's New World
Favoring the health, growth, comfort, etc. of new arrivals; not adverse.
A hospitable climate.
Webster's New World
Receptive or open, as to new ideas.
Webster's New World

Origin of Hospitable

  • Obsolete French from Medieval Latin hospitābilis from Latin hospitāre to put up as a guest from hospes hospit- guest, host ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French hospitable

    From Wiktionary

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