Sociable weaver
Sociable So"cia*ble, a.[F., fr. L. sociabilis, fr. sociare to associate, fr. socius a companion. See {Social}.] 1. Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable. [R.] [1913 Webster]

They are sociable parts united into one body. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social. [1913 Webster]

Society is no comfort to one not sociable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

What can be more uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude? --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved. [1913 Webster]

4. Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party. [1913 Webster]

5. No longer hostile; friendly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Sociable bird}, or {Sociable weaver} (Zo["o]l.), a weaver bird which builds composite nests. See {Republican}, n., 3. (b) . [1913 Webster]

Syn: Social; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; accessible. [1913 Webster]


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