hospitable

  • 1 Hospitable — Hos pi*ta*ble, a. [Cf. OF. hospitable, LL. hospitare to receive as a guest. See {Host} a landlord.] 1. Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hospitable — [häs′pit ə bəl, häs pit′ə bəl] adj. [MFr < ML hospitabilis < hospitare, to receive as a guest < hospes: see HOSPICE] 1. a) friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests b) prompted by or associated with friendliness and solicitude toward… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 hospitable — 1560s, from M.Fr. hospitable, from L. hospitari be a guest, from hospes (gen. hospitis) guest (see HOST (Cf. host) (1)). Related: Hospitably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 hospitable — index benevolent, humane, liberal (generous), philanthropic, receptive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 hospitable — *social, gregarious, convivial, cooperative, companionable Analogous words: sociable, *gracious, cordial, genial, affable: generous, *liberal, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded: friendly, neighborly, *amicable Antonyms: inhospitable Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 hospitable — should be pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, although second syllable stress is common …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 hospitable — [adj] sociable, accommodating accessible, amenable, amicable, bountiful, charitable, companionable, convivial, cooperative, cordial, courteous, friendly, generous, genial, gracious, gregarious, kind, liberal, magnanimous, neighborly, obliging,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 hospitable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing or inclined to show hospitality. 2) (of an environment) pleasant and favourable for living in. DERIVATIVES hospitably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 hospitable — [[t]hɒspɪ̱təb(ə)l, hɒ̱spɪt [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A hospitable person is friendly, generous, and welcoming to guests or people they have just met. The locals are hospitable and welcoming... He was very hospitable to me when I came to New York. Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 hospitable — hospitableness, n. hospitably, adv. /hos pi teuh beuhl, ho spit euh beuhl/, adj. 1. receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family. 2. characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or… …

    Universalium

  • 11 hospitable — /hɒsˈpɪtəbəl / (say hos pituhbuhl) adjective 1. affording a generous welcome to guests or strangers: a hospitable city. 2. inclined to or characterised by hospitality: a hospitable reception. –phrase 3. hospitable to, favourably receptive or open …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 hospitable — hos•pi•ta•ble [[t]ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family[/ex] 2) characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 hospitable — adj. hospitable to * * * hospitable to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 hospitable — hos|pi|ta|ble [ˈhɔspıtəbəl, hɔˈspı US ha:ˈspı , ˈha:spı ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: hospiter to receive a guest , from Latin hospes; HOST1] 1.) friendly, welcoming, and generous to visitors ≠ ↑inhospitable ▪ The local people were… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 hospitable — adjective Date: circa 1570 1. a. given to generous and cordial reception of guests b. promising or suggesting generous and cordial welcome c. offering a pleasant or sustaining environment 2. readily receptive ; open < hospitable to new ideas > •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 hospitable — adj. Hospitable is used with these nouns: ↑environment …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 hospitable — hos|pi|ta|ble [ ha spıtəbl, haspıtəbl ] adjective 1. ) generous toward visitors and guests 2. ) providing the conditions that something needs to exist in a place: a hospitable environment ╾ hos|pi|ta|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 hospitable — adjective friendly, welcoming, and generous to visitors: The local people were very kind and hospitable. hospitably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hospitable — adjective my hospitable in laws Syn: welcoming, friendly, congenial, genial, sociable, convivial, cordial, courteous; gracious, well disposed, amenable, helpful, obliging, accommodating, neighborly, warm, kind, generous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 hospitable — UK [hɒˈspɪtəb(ə)l] / US [hɑˈspɪtəb(ə)l] / US [ˈhɑspɪtəb(ə)l] adjective 1) generous towards visitors and guests 2) providing the conditions that something needs to exist in a place a hospitable environment Derived word: hospitably adverb …

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