Definition of hospitable
1a : given to generous and cordial reception of guests a kind, hospitable people they are hospitable … : give a guest everything, and leave him free to do as he likes — Bram Stokerb : promising or suggesting generous and friendly welcome hospitable facesc : offering a pleasant or sustaining environment grows in even the least hospitable climates
2 : readily receptive : open hospitable to new ideas
hospitablyplay \hä-ˈspi-tə-blē, ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-\ adverb
Examples of hospitable in a Sentence
The people of that country are very hospitable.
It's a hearty plant that grows in even the least hospitable climates.
elderly people moving to Florida for its hospitable climate
Recent Examples of hospitable from the Web
Back Home Bakery and Yesterdays ▪ Third Place: Shep’s Place Most Hospitable▪ First Place: Shep’s Place ▪ Second Place: (Tie)
Build a new regional jail that would be more secure and hospitable for guards and inmates alike, while at the same time being more cost efficient.
Neither scenario looks very hospitable for the films’ protagonists, but which would be more life-threatening?
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First Known Use of hospitable
HOSPITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hospitable for English Language Learners
: 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
HOSPITABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of hospitable for Students
1 : friendly and generous to guests and visitors
2 : willing to deal with something new They were hospitable to the changes.
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