adjective hos·pi·ta·ble \hä-ˈspi-tə-bəl, ˈhäs-(ˌ)pi-\

: generous and friendly to guests or visitors

: having an environment where plants, animals, or people can live or grow easily

: ready or willing to accept or consider something

Full Definition of HOSPITABLE

a :  given to generous and cordial reception of guests
b :  promising or suggesting generous and cordial welcome
c :  offering a pleasant or sustaining environment
:  readily receptive :  open <hospitable to new ideas>
hos·pi·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of HOSPITABLE

  1. The people of that country are very hospitable.
  2. It's a hearty plant that grows in even the least hospitable climates.
  3. elderly people moving to Florida for its hospitable climate

First Known Use of HOSPITABLE

circa 1570

Rhymes with HOSPITABLE

HOSPITABLE Defined for Kids


adjective hos·pi·ta·ble \hä-ˈspi-tə-bəl, ˈhä-spi-\

Definition of HOSPITABLE for Kids

:  friendly and generous to guests and visitors
:  willing to deal with something new <They were hospitable to the changes.>
hos·pi·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb


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