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.
- hos·pi·ta·ble·ness, noun
- hos·pi·ta·bly, adverb
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How to use hospitable in a sentence
She fusses around hospitably, offering radishes, cucumbers, spring onions—and some delicious cheesecakes.
When they reached the place, Membertou (who was encamped there), received them hospitably, regaling them with meat and fish.
Rode out in the coach with Malgares; was hospitably entertained at the house of one of the Vallois, where we drank London porter.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
From Quebec the delegates proceeded to Montreal, where they were hospitably entertained.History of Prince Edward Island | Duncan Campbell
He had instructed the police to conduct us to his house, where he received us most hospitably.Dross | Henry Seton Merriman
They had been hospitably received and adopted into the tribe.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
British Dictionary definitions for hospitable
welcoming to guests or strangers
fond of entertaining
receptive: hospitable to new ideas
- hospitableness, noun
- hospitably, adverb
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