hos·pi·ta·ble (hŏspĭ-tə-bəl, hŏ-spĭtə-bəl)
1. Disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity.
2. Indicative of cordiality toward guests: a hospitable act.
3. Having an open mind; receptive: hospitable to new ideas.
4. Favorable to growth and development; agreeable: a hospitable environment.
[Obsolete French, from Medieval Latin *hospitābilis, from Latin hospitāre, to put up as a guest, from hospes, hospit-, guest, host; see ghos-ti- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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