- inclined to associate with or be in the company of others.
- friendly or agreeable in company; companionable.
- characterized by agreeable companionship: a sociable evening at the home of friends.
- Chiefly Northern and Midland U.S. an informal social gathering, especially of members of a church.
Origin of sociable
Examples from the Web for sociably
"But you're not English," said Peter sociably, his arms on the table.The Tragic Muse
Kitchener had learned to speak the Arab tongue not only freely but sociably.Lord Kitchener
G. K. Chesterton
Apart from nervousness, she was sociably inclined, and yearned for company.Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
Tavernake was not sociably inclined and took no pains to conceal the fact.The Tempting of Tavernake
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Undertakers who were sociably disposed took each other's measures, composed epitaphs, and talked about cremation.Southerly Busters
(AKA Ironbark) G. H. Gibson
- friendly or companionable
- (of an occasion) providing the opportunity for friendliness and conviviality
- mainly US another name for social (def. 9)
- a type of open carriage with two seats facing each other
Word Origin and History for sociably
1550s, "enjoying the company of others," from Middle French sociable (16c.) and directly from Latin sociabilis "close, intimate, easily united," from sociare "to join, unite," from socius "companion, ally" (see social (adj.)).