Hospitable Definition

hŏspĭ-tə-bəl, hŏ-spĭtə-bəl
adjective
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
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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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