- 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
Related Words for sociablecordial, genial, approachable, neighborly, good-natured, affable, gregarious, convivial, clubby, close, intimate, regular, familiar, social, accessible, companionable, warm, conversable
Examples from the Web for sociable
Contemporary Examples of sociable
Sabrine was the outgoing, sociable type, and had many friends, while Ziad was shy and a little more introverted.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
“Sociable” and “puckish” is how a Toledo Blade headline described them in 1957.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life
November 26, 2014
The goal of the present research is to help create the programming for a robot that is “a sociable partner.”Japan's Robots Are Reading Your Emotions
Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein
August 6, 2014
He was gregarious and sociable, enjoying the company of entourages whenever he went to Cannes or some other film festival.
Edmund is now 4, and is a giggly, sociable, nosy, occasionally impertinent boy.The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Son
June 11, 2014
Historical Examples of sociable
In her father's household meals had always been friendly, sociable affairs.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Another tempted him with offers of drink and sociable confabulation.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He was not a man to do anything—much less be sociable—out of idleness.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
He was sitting with what was meant to be a sociable smile on his grim face.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
I can't stay in that house alone any longer, it's—it's too sociable.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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 for sociable
Word Origin and History for sociable
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.)).