[hos-pi-tuh-buh l, ho-spit-uh-buh l] /ˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, hɒˈspɪt ə bəl/
receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously:
a hospitable family.
characterized by or betokening warmth and generosity toward guests or strangers:
a hospitable smile.
favorably receptive or open (usually followed by to):
to be hospitable to new ideas; a climate hospitable to the raising of corn.
welcoming to guests or strangers
fond of entertaining
receptive: hospitable to new ideas
1560s, from Middle French hospitable, from Latin hospitari “be a guest,” from hospes (genitive hospitis) “guest” (see host (n.1)). Related: Hospitably.
[hos-pi-tl] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl/ noun 1. an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment. 2. a similar establishment for the care of animals. 3. a repair shop for specific portable objects: violin hospital; doll hospital. 4. British. an institution supported by charity or taxes for the care of the […]
noun 1. a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.
noun 1. a fold on a bed sheet or blanket made by tucking the foot or head of the sheet straight under the mattress with the ends protruding and then making a diagonal fold at the side corner of the sheet and tucking this under to produce a triangular corner. noun 1. a corner of […]
[hos-pi-tl-er] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər/ noun 1. a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem. 2. (lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to […]