ssociable

SSociable

SSo"cia*ble\, a.[F., fr. L. sociabilis, fr. sociare to associate, fr. socius a companion. See Social.]

1. Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable. [R.]

They are sociable parts united into one body. --Hooker.

2. Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social.

Society is no comfort to one not sociable. --Shak.

What can be uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude? --South.

3. Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved.

4. Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.

5. No longer hostile; friendly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

Sociable bird, or Sociable weaver (Zo["o]l.), a weaver bird which builds composite nests. See Republican, n., 3. (b) .

Syn: Social; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; accessible.
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