Sociable

Definition of Sociable

So´cia`ble
a.1.Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable.
They are sociable parts united into one body.
- Hooker.
2.Inclined to, or adapted for, society; ready to unite with others; fond of companions; social.
Society is no comfort to one not sociable.
- Shak.
What can be more uneasy to this sociable creature than the dry, pensive retirements of solitude?
- South.
3.Ready to converse; inclined to talk with others; not taciturn or reserved.
4.Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.
5.No longer hostile; friendly.
Sociable bird
b - (Zool.) a weaver bird which builds composite nests. See Republican, n., 3. (b).
n.1.A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception; as, a church sociable.
2.A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver.

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