KJV Dictionary Definition: hospitable


HOS'PITABLE, a. L. 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.


HOS'PITABLY, adv. With kindness to strangers or guests; with generous and liberal entertainment.


HOS'PITAL, n. L. hospitalis, supra.

1. A building appropriated for the reception of sick,infirm and helpless paupers,who are supported and nursed by charity; also, a house for the reception of insane persons, whether paupers or not, or for seamen, soldiers, foundlings, &c. who are supported by the public, or by private charity, or for infected persons, &c.

2. A place for shelter or entertainment.

HOS'PITAL, a. Hospitable. Not in use.


HOSPITAL'ITY, n. L. hospitalitas. The act or practice of receiving and entertaining strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality.

A bishop--must be given to hospitality. 1 Tim.3.

Hospitality I have found as universal as the face of man.


HOS'PITATE, v.i. L. hospitor. To reside or lodge under the roof of another. Not used.

HOS'PITATE, v.t. To lodge a person. Not used.