- receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
- characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a hospitable smile.
- favorably receptive or open (usually followed by to): to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.
Origin of hospitable
Examples from the Web for hospitable
In return we lent the hospitable Post our halftones, and they adorned its first city edition next morning.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
I spent a month doing AIDS work in Uganda among lovely, hospitable people, who had they known I was gay, would have driven me out.Chill Out About Firefox, Everybody
April 5, 2014
We have a culture that has lost engagement with the process of serving food to people in a hospitable way.If Cosi Wants to Make a Profit, It Needs to Increase Wages
August 22, 2013
This desire to be hospitable to those of different faiths is evident across the country.How Religion Is Making a Comeback on College Campuses
Douglas Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
December 23, 2012
Legislation was enacted that made Israel arguably the least hospitable destination for refugees on earth.Top Ten Issues The ADL Ignored
December 17, 2012
I will not say in what country, for all countries have been hospitable to me, and I am neither a spy nor a traitress.My Double Life
And I may say, too, that they are most hospitable to the traveler, as our own experience with them exemplified.The Long Labrador Trail
And so that hospitable front door of ours waited long for neighbors.
They bought that pleasant house of ours with its hospitable front door.
He composed his understanding, and recollected the lessons of the hospitable hermit.Imogen
- welcoming to guests or strangers
- fond of entertaining
- receptivehospitable to new ideas
Word Origin and History for hospitable
1560s, from Middle French hospitable, from Latin hospitari "be a guest," from hospes (genitive hospitis) "guest" (see host (n.1)). Related: Hospitably.