hospitable

[ hos-pi-tuh-buh l, ho-spit-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəl /

adjective

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

1560–70; < Latin hospitā(re) to receive as guest (compare Latin hospitārī to be a guest; see hospitium) + -ble

Related forms

hos·pi·ta·ble·ness, nounhos·pi·ta·bly, adverb
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hospitable

/ (ˈhɒspɪtəbəl, hɒˈspɪt-) /

adjective

welcoming to guests or strangers
fond of entertaining
receptivehospitable to new ideas

Derived Forms

hospitableness, nounhospitably, adverb

Word Origin for hospitable

C16: from Medieval Latin hospitāre to receive as a guest, from Latin hospes guest, host 1
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