Definition of hospitable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hɒˈspɪtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːˈspɪtəbl//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈhɒspɪtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːspɪtəbl//
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  1. 1hospitable (to/towards somebody) (of a person) pleased to welcome guests; generous and friendly to visitors synonym welcoming The local people are very hospitable to strangers. He thanked Patricia for being such a hospitable hostess. See related entries: Friendly, Friends
  2. 2having good conditions that allow things to grow; having a pleasant environment a hospitable climate
  3. opposite inhospitable
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from obsolete hospiter ‘receive a guest’, from medieval Latin hospitare ‘entertain’, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’.
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