Hospitable meaning

hŏspĭ-tə-bəl, hŏ-spĭtə-bəl
The definition of hospitable is a person or place who is welcoming, friendly and accommodating to guests.

A warm and cozy home that you want to sit down in is an example of someplace that would be described as hospitable.

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Favorable to growth and development; agreeable.

A hospitable environment.

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Favoring the health, growth, comfort, etc. of new arrivals; not adverse.

A hospitable climate.

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Receptive or open, as to new ideas.
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Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
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Indicative of cordiality toward guests.

A hospitable act.

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Having an open mind; receptive.

Hospitable to new ideas.

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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