American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
- adj. Indicative of cordiality toward guests: a hospitable act.
- adj. Having an open mind; receptive: hospitable to new ideas.
- adj. Favorable to growth and development; agreeable: a hospitable environment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Kind and cordial toward strangers or guests; freely affording shelter and food; extending a generous welcome to visitors.
- Characteristic of or affording generous or friendly entertainment; indicating or devoted to hospitality: as, hospitable manners; a hospitable table.
- Figuratively, generous in mind; free in receiving and entertaining that which is presented to the mind: as, hospitable to new ideas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.
- adj. Proceeding from or indicating kindness and generosity to guests and strangers.
- adj. favorable to life and growth
- adj. having an open mind
- adj. disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity
- Obsolete French, from Medieval Latin *hospitābilis, from Latin hospitāre, to put up as a guest, from hospes, hospit-, guest, host; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The table was at first simply a board: hence we retain the term a hospitable board; a board-room, a room where a board was placed for writing on.”
“It was not till the sun was already about to sink in the west, that the games ended, and the crowds dispersed, and I once more found myself in the peaceful precincts of home; for so already do I call the hospitable dwelling of Gracchus.”
“The boy already felt as if he had known their guest of a night for years; the hearts of the young are divinely hospitable, which is one of the things that make children the SUCH of the kingdom of heaven.”
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