sociable

[ soh-shuh-buhl ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃə bəl /
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adjective

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.

noun

Chiefly Northern and Midland U.S. an informal social gathering, especially of members of a church.

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Origin of sociable

1545–55; <Latin sociābilis, equivalent to sociā(re) to unite (derivative of socius partner, comrade) + -bilis-ble

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British Dictionary definitions for sociable

sociable
/ (ˈsəʊʃəbəl) /

adjective

friendly or companionable
(of an occasion) providing the opportunity for friendliness and conviviality

noun

mainly US another name for social (def. 9)
a type of open carriage with two seats facing each other

Derived forms of sociable

sociability or sociableness, nounsociably, adverb

Word Origin for sociable

C16: via French from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre to unite, from socius an associate
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