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


Next Word in the Dictionary: hospitablenessPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hospiceAll Words Near: hospitable
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears