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Definitions for hospitable
ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəlhos·pitable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hospitableadjective

    favorable to life and growth

    "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment"

  2. hospitableadjective

    disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

    "a good-natured and hospitable man"; "a hospitable act"; "hospitable invitations"

  3. hospitableadjective

    having an open mind

    "hospitable to new ideas"; "open to suggestions"


  1. hospitableadjective

    cordial and generous towards guests

  2. hospitableadjective

    receptive and open-minded

  3. hospitableadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Hospitableadjective

    receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hospitable, LL. hospitare to receive as a guest. See Host a landlord.]

  2. Hospitableadjective

    proceeding from or indicating kindness and generosity to guests and strangers; as, hospitable rites

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. hospitable, LL. hospitare to receive as a guest. See Host a landlord.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hospitable

    hos′pit-a-bl, adj. entertaining strangers and guests kindly and without reward: showing kindness: generous: bountiful.—n. Hos′pitableness.—adv. Hos′pitably.—n. Hospital′ity, the practice of one who is hospitable; friendly welcome and entertainment of guests—(Spens.) Hos′pitāge.

Editors Contribution

  1. hospitable

    To behave in a friendly, kind and mindful manner.

    The business owners were very hospitable and showed they care very much.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hospitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hospitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hospitable in a Sentence

  1. Mayana Akbari:

    She would always talk about her adventures -- how the people are, how hospitable and nice they were to her, she loved the food. She loved the people.

  2. Alexei Sorokin:

    It changed the perception of Russia abroad, it showed who we are. We showed ourselves as an open, hospitable, welcoming nation.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    At some point here ... we're going to see the temperatures rise (and) that will make for a more hospitable environment for mosquitoes, we want to make sure that we have got a strategy to try to limit the spread of this disease when that happens.

  4. Rick Bayless:

    We get a chance to welcome all of these people. These are the luminaries of the food world coming to Chicago to enjoy our hospitality and, boy, we are being very hospitable.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    It’s an incredible thing when people in the name of their liberty want to deny someone else theirs, and if you’re in the hospitality business, your number one goal is to be hospitable. The owner of that restaurant was not hospitable.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. canopy
    • B. concoction
    • C. sheath
    • D. wavering

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