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hospitable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hospitable  \Hos"pi*ta*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  OF  hospitable,  LL 
  hospitare  to  receive  as  a  guest.  See  {Host}  a  landlord.] 
  1.  Receiving  and  entertaining  strangers  or  guests  with 
  kindness  and  without  reward;  kind  to  strangers  and  guests; 
  characterized  by  hospitality.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Proceeding  from  or  indicating  kindness  and  generosity  to 
  guests  and  strangers;  as  hospitable  rites. 
 
  To  where  you  taper  cheers  the  vale  With  hospitable 
  ray.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hospitable 
  adj  1:  favorable  to  life  and  growth;  "soil  sufficiently  hospitable 
  for  forest  growth";  "a  hospitable  environment"  [ant:  {inhospitable}] 
  2:  disposed  to  treat  guests  and  strangers  with  cordiality  and 
  generosity;  "a  good-natured  and  hospitable  man";  "a 
  hospitable  act";  "hospitable  invitations"  [ant:  {inhospitable}] 
  3:  (`hospitable'  is  usually  followed  by  `to')  having  an  open 
  mind;  "hospitable  to  new  ideas";  "open  to  suggestions" 
  [syn:  {open  to(p)}] 




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