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Pronunciation:  'h√Ęspitubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment"
  2. [adj]  disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity; "a good-natured and hospitable man"; "a hospitable act"; "hospitable invitations"
  3. [adj]  (`hospitable' is usually followed by `to') having an open mind; "hospitable to new ideas"; "open to suggestions"

HOSPITABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: kind, open to(p), receptive, welcoming
 Antonyms: inhospitable
 See Also: friendly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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