What does hospitable mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hospitable(adj)

    favorable to life and growth

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

  2. hospitable(adj)

    disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

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

  3. hospitable(adj)

    having an open mind

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


  1. hospitable(Adjective)

    cordial and generous towards guests

  2. hospitable(Adjective)

    receptive and open-minded

  3. hospitable(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Hospitable(adj)

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

  2. Hospitable(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [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.

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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. Benjamin Harrison:

    We should not cease to be hospitable to immigration, but we should cease to be careless as to the character of it.

  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. 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.

  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. Jeff Sessions:

    In recent years, the cultural climate has become less hospitable to people of faith and to religious belief. Many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.

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