Pronunciation: (hos'pi-tu-bul, ho-spit'u-bul),[key] —adj. 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.