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Hospitable


HOS'PITABLE, adjective [Latin hospitalis, from hospes, a guest.]

1. Receiving and entertaining strangers, with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; disposed to treat guests with generous kindness; as a hospitable man.

2. Proceeding from or indicating kindness to guests; manifesting generosity; as a hospitable table; hospitable rites.

3. Inviting to strangers; offering kind reception; indicating hospitality.

To where yon taper cheers the vale,

With hospitable ray.