from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. cordial and generous towards guests
- adj. receptive and open-minded
- adj. favorable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)