hospitable

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

Definition of hospitable

  1. 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. 2 :  readily receptive :  open <hospitable to new ideas>

hospitably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of hospitable in a sentence

  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

Circa 1570

First Known Use of hospitable

circa 1570


HOSPITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

hospitable

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

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

hospitable

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

Definition of hospitable for Students

  1. 1 :  friendly and generous to guests and visitors

  2. 2 :  willing to deal with something new <They were hospitable to the changes.>

hospitably

\-blē\ adverb


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