Definitions for welcomeˈwɛl kəm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wel•come*ˈwɛl kəm(interj.; n.; v.; adj.)-comed, -com•ing
(interj.)(a word of kindly greeting, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure):
(n.)a kindly greeting or reception:
to give someone a warm welcome.
(v.t.)to greet the arrival of (a person, guests, etc.) with pleasure or kindly courtesy.
to receive or accept with pleasure:
to welcome a change.
to meet, accept, or receive (an action, challenge, person, etc.) in a specified, esp. unfriendly, manner:
They welcomed him with hisses and catcalls.
a welcome visitor.
a welcome rest.
given permission or consent:
She is welcome to try it.
without obligation for the courtesy or favor received (used as a conventional response to expressions of thanks):
You're quite welcome.
Idioms for welcome:
wear out one's welcome, to make one's presence undesirable, as by visiting too often or by misbehaving.
* Usage: “You're welcome,” the customary polite response to “thank you,” has been falling out of favor in recent years. More common replies are now an emphatic “Thank you,” or an outright denial of the favor such as “It's nothing,” or in especially informal use, “No problem.” The decline of “You're welcome” is apparently the result of a courteous desire on the part of the thanked person to minimize the importance of the favor done.
Origin of welcome:
bef. 900; ME < Scand; cf. ON velkominn=velwell1+kominncome (ptp.)
the state of being welcome
"don't outstay your welcome"
a greeting or reception
"the proposal got a warm welcome"
giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
"a welcome relief"; "a welcome guest"; "made the children feel welcome"; "you are welcome to join us"
"I welcome your proposals"
bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
receive someone, as into one's house
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to greet in a friendly way
They welcomed us into their home.
to be pleased by and happy about an idea
The town's residents welcomed the changes.
indicates sb feels they are accepted in a friendly way
The family made us feel welcome.
(of sth new or different) pleasing because it was needed
The restaurant is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
used to answer sb when they say "thank you"
"Thanks for the ride." "You're welcome!"
Guests are welcome to use the pool.
indicates you are happy for sb to have sth because you do not want it
If you want this old thing, you're welcome to it.
a way of greeting sb
The audience gave him a warm/enthusiastic welcome.; welcome signs on the edge of town
used as a greeting
Welcome! Please come in.
The act of greeting someoneu2019s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.
The utterance of such a greeting.
to affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".
to accept something willingly or gladly.
We welcome suggestions for improvement.
Whose arrival is a cause of joy.
Greeting given upon someoneu2019s arrival.
Origin: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.
received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor
producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news
free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library
salutation to a newcomer
kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome
to salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea
Welcome is a census-designated place in Davidson County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 4,162 at the 2010 census. It is nationally known as the home of NASCAR's Richard Childress. The town motto is "Welcome to Welcome, A Friendly Place," as posted on the welcoming sign. Neighboring communities and municipalities include Midway, Arcadia, and Lexington.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'welcome' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3652
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'welcome' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2029
Rank popularity for the word 'welcome' in Nouns Frequency: #2918
Rank popularity for the word 'welcome' in Verbs Frequency: #358
Rank popularity for the word 'welcome' in Adjectives Frequency: #480
Translations for welcome
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
received with gladness and happiness
She will make you welcome; He is a welcome visitor at our house; The extra money was very welcome; The holiday made a welcome change.
- مُرَحَّب بِه، مُحْتَفى بِهArabic
- добре дошълBulgarian
- bem-vindoPortuguese (BR)
- خوش آمدFarsi
- szívesen látottHungarian
- disambut baikIndonesian
- laukiamas, mielasLithuanian
- gaidīts; patīkams; vēlamsLatvian
- mile widzianyPolish
- hoşa giden, memnuniyet vericiTurkish
- 受到熱情接待的，受歡迎的Chinese (Trad.)
- бажаний, приємнийUkrainian
- خوش آمدیدUrdu
- chào mừngVietnamese
- 受欢迎的Chinese (Simp.)
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