AskDefine | Define sociable

Dictionary Definition

sociable adj
1 inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious" [ant: unsociable]
2 friendly and pleasant; "a sociable gathering" n : a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity [syn: social, mixer]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.
    He's normally pretty quiet, but he gets much more sociable around women.


tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial


Extensive Definition

The Sociable or "Buddy Bike" is a bicycle that supports two riders who sit side by side.
This type of bicycle should not be referred to as a tandem bicycle as "tandem" is defined as: "a group of two or more arranged one behind the other ..."


The Sociable was invented by Hubert Opperman. In its basic form it has been around for over 100 years. It was originally marketed by the Punnett Cycle Company. Historically it has been used as a courting bike, gentlemen would be able to spend time with young ladies in an activity that allowed closer proximity.


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sociable in German: Nebeneinandem

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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