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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hos·pi·ta·ble /hɑˈspɪtəbəl, ˈhɑs(ˌ)pɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hos·pi·ta·ble a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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)]