hospitable

[hos-pi-tuh-buhl, ho-spit-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
2.
characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a hospitable smile.
3.
favorably receptive or open (usually followed by to ): to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin hospitā(re) to receive as guest (compare Latin hospitārī to be a guest; see hospitium) + -ble

hospitableness, noun
hospitably, adverb
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hospitable (ˈhɒspɪtəbəl, hɒˈspɪt-)
 
adj
1.  welcoming to guests or strangers
2.  fond of entertaining
3.  receptive: hospitable to new ideas
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin hospitāre to receive as a guest, from Latin hospes guest, host1]
 
'hospitableness
 
n
 
'hospitably
 
adv

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hospitable
1570, from M.Fr. hospitable, from L. hospitari "be a guest," from hospes (gen. hospitis) "guest" (see host (1)).
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Example sentences
On campuses elsewhere, officials have been more hospitable.
Sweaty socks and warm, damp sports shoes provide equally hospitable
  environments.
Others lie on the mountain's lower flanks, where conditions may be more
  hospitable for life.
There, these pioneers could find a hospitable planet to settle.
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