When you're sociable, you're willing to talk and be friendly with other people. At a party, it's a good idea to be sociable and make new friends rather than standing off in a corner by yourself.

Sociable comes from the Latin sociabilis meaning "close, intimate." When you are sociable with others, you invite them to get close to you by being friendly and pleasant. When a place or group of people is friendly and inviting, it can be described as sociable. Certain small towns are known to be friendly and sociable.

Definitions of sociable
  1. adjective
    inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
    “a sociable occasion”
    “enjoyed a sociable chat”
    “a sociable conversation”
    “Americans are sociable and gregarious”
    characteristic of or befitting a friend
    extraversive, extroversive
    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups
    clubable, clubbable
    inclined to club together
    clubbish, clubby
    effusively sociable
    suggestive of companionship
    convivial, good-time
    occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
    extroverted, forthcoming, outgoing
    at ease in talking to others
    composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability
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    not inclined to society or companionship
    not disposed to friendship or friendliness
    not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions
    shunning contact with others
    not disposed to seek company
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  2. adjective
    friendly and pleasant
    “a sociable gathering”
    synonyms: congenial
  3. noun
    a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    synonyms: mixer, social
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    type of:
    a group of people gathered together for pleasure
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