Hos"pi*ta*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF. hospitable, LL. hospitare to receive as a guest. See Host a landlord.]

1.

Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.

Shak.

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.

 

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