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
To put it more directly, Republican veterans ran for seats that were five points more hospitable than their non-veteran counterparts.
Most of the place is strenuously hospitable to the customer.
The Martian surface may be even less hospitable to life than scientists had thought.
Kitchener: The tech industry—and Uber in particular—has been in the news lately for having a culture that’s not hospitable to women.
DENVER – Coors Field is known for its hospitable treatment of hitters.
This once-in-a-lifetime cruise, beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Valparaiso, Chile, provided an amazing assortment of adventures with penguins, glaciers and fiords, mixed in with remote towns and hospitable people.
The lawsuit suggests that creating a hospitable home for red-winged blackbirds made the hospital the creatures' de facto owner, and thus liable for their transgressions under the state's Animal Control Act.
Speculative fiction has long been a space unusually hospitable to writers of color, from the Afrofuturist epics of Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler to the award-winning short stories of Ted Chiang.
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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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