hos·pi·ta·ble /hɑˈspɪtəbəl, ˈhɑs(ˌ)pɪ-/
1. Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.
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.
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)]