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Pronunciation: (hos'pi-tu-bul, ho-spit'u-bul), [key]
1. receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.
2. characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers: a hospitable smile.
3. favorably receptive or open (usually fol. by to): to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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