Sociable So"cia*ble, a.[F., fr. L. sociabilis, fr. sociare to associate, fr. socius a companion. See {Social}.] 1. Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable. [R.] [1913 Webster]

They are sociable parts united into one body. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social. [1913 Webster]

Society is no comfort to one not sociable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

What can be more uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude? --South. [1913 Webster]

3. Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved. [1913 Webster]

4. Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party. [1913 Webster]

5. No longer hostile; friendly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Sociable bird}, or {Sociable weaver} (Zo["o]l.), a weaver bird which builds composite nests. See {Republican}, n., 3. (b) . [1913 Webster]

Syn: Social; companionable; conversible; friendly; familiar; communicative; accessible. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


См. также в других словарях:

  • sociable — [ sɔsjabl ] adj. • 1540; « uni, lié » 1342; lat. sociabilis, de sociare « associer » 1 ♦ Didact. Capable de vivre en association permanente et paisible avec ses semblables. ⇒ social. L homme est un animal sociable. Insectes sociables. 2 ♦ (1635)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sociable — SOCIABLE. adj. de t. g. Qui est naturellement capable de compagnie, qui est né pour vivre en compagnie. L homme est un animal sociable; est sociable. Il signifie aussi, Qui aime la compagnie, avec qui il est aisé de vivre, qui est d un bon… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sociable — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sociable — sociable, social These two words relate to different meanings of society, and should not normally get in each other s way. Social is a classifying word that relates to society in the broad sense of the relation of human beings to one another (Man …   Modern English usage

  • sociable — adjetivo 1. Que tiende a vivir en sociedad por naturaleza: El hombre es sociable por naturaleza. 2. Que es amable y disfruta relacionándose con los demás: Javier es muy sociable y tiene un montón de amigos. Antónimo: insociable. 3. [ …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Sociable — So cia*ble, n. 1. A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception; as, a church sociable. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 2. A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver. Miss Edgeworth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sociable — [sō′shə bəl] adj. [Fr < L sociabilis < sociare, to associate < socius: see SOCIAL] 1. enjoying or requiring the company of others; gregarious 2. friendly or agreeable; affable 3. characterized by pleasant, informal conversation and… …   English World dictionary

  • sociable — index amicable, harmonious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sociable — 1550s, from L. sociabilis close, intimate, from sociare to join, unite, from socius companion (see SOCIAL (Cf. social)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sociable — *gracious, cordial, affable, genial Analogous words: *social, companionable, convivial, gregarious: intimate, *familiar, close: *amiable, obliging, complaisant, good natured Antonyms: unsociable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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