What does WELCOME mean?

Definitions for WELCOME
ˈwɛl kəmWELCOME

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WELCOME.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. welcome(noun)

    the state of being welcome

    "don't outstay your welcome"

  2. welcome(adj)

    a greeting or reception

    "the proposal got a warm welcome"

  3. welcome(verb)

    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"

  4. welcome(verb)

    accept gladly

    "I welcome your proposals"

  5. welcome, receive(verb)

    bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

  6. welcome(verb)

    receive someone, as into one's house

Wiktionary

  1. welcome(Noun)

    The act of greeting someone's arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

  2. welcome(Noun)

    The utterance of such a greeting.

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

  3. welcome(Verb)

    to affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

  4. welcome(Verb)

    to accept something willingly or gladly.

    We welcome suggestions for improvement.

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

  5. welcome(Adjective)

    Whose arrival is a cause of joy.

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

  6. welcome(Interjection)

    Greeting given upon someone's arrival.

    Etymology: From welcome, wolcume, wulcume, wilcume, from wilcuma , from weljakwumô, equivalent to . Cognate with walcome, wolkom, welkom, willkommen, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen, velkomin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Welcome(noun)

    received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

  2. Welcome(noun)

    producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

  3. Welcome(noun)

    free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

  4. Welcome(noun)

    salutation to a newcomer

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

  5. Welcome(noun)

    kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

  6. Welcome(verb)

    to salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea

    Etymology: [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See Will, n., and Come.]

Freebase

  1. Welcome

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Welcome

    wel′kum, adj. received with gladness: admitted willingly: causing gladness: free to enjoy.—n. kindly reception.—v.t. to receive with kindness: to entertain hospitably.—ns. Wel′comeness; Wel′comer, one who welcomes.—Bid a welcome, to receive with professions of kindness. [Scand., Ice. velkominnvel, well, kominn, pa.p. of koma, to come.]

Editors Contribution

  1. welcome

    To greet a person.

    WE always welcome new employees and help them to feel connected within our work family.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. welcome

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WELCOME' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3652

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WELCOME' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2029

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WELCOME' in Nouns Frequency: #2918

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WELCOME' in Verbs Frequency: #358

  5. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WELCOME' in Adjectives Frequency: #480

How to pronounce WELCOME?

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How to say WELCOME in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WELCOME in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WELCOME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of WELCOME in a Sentence

  1. Jose Miguel Vivanco:

    This announcement is a major blow for Maduro who has been running Venezuela like a mafia state, with rampant corruption and widespread atrocities, and absolute impunity, with this indictment he may now lose his aura of invincibility, of being completely above the law, which is very welcome news.

  2. Ted Sarandos:

    Jerry Seinfeld is Jerry Seinfeld that all television comedy is measured against, we can't wait to welcome Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine, George and Cosmo Kramer to their new global home on Netflix.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While Debbie Wasserman Schultz deserves thanks for Debbie Wasserman Schultz years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working peopleand young people. The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.

  5. Paul Biya:

    I knew that if I got into shape I'd have a chance to make an impact, when I returned to the national side I got a warm welcome from the younger players. But the older ones had ganged up against me and were not so happy to see me.

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Translations for WELCOME

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  • verwelkomAfrikaans
  • رحب, ترحيبArabic
  • желани, желано, добре дошъл, добре дошли, добре дошла, приветствам, желана, желанBulgarian
  • [[donar]] la [[benvinguda]], benvinguda, acollir, benvingutCatalan, Valencian
  • vítat, vítanýCzech
  • До́брѣ прити́Old Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • croesawuWelsh
  • byde velkommen, velkommen, velkomstDanish
  • begrüßen, Begrüßung, willkommen heißen, willkommen, Empfang, gutheißen, herzlich willkommenGerman
  • καλωσόρισμαGreek
  • bonvenigi, bonvenaEsperanto
  • agradable, bienvenida, bienvenido, [[dar#Spanish, acogida, bienvenidosSpanish
  • ongi etorriBasque
  • خوش آمدیPersian
  • tervetulotoivotus, [[toivottaa]] [[tervetullut, tervehtiminen, toivottaa tervetulleeksi, tervetullut, vastaanottoFinnish
  • bienvenu, souhaiter la bienvenue, bienvenue, accueillir, accueilFrench
  • ferwolkomjeWestern Frisian
  • fàilte, cuir fàilte airScottish Gaelic
  • benvindo, benvidoGalician
  • ברוך הבאHebrew
  • आपका स्वागत हैHindi
  • fogad, üdvözlés, üdvözöl, kellemes, szívesen látott, fogadtatásHungarian
  • benveniteInterlingua
  • sambut, dielu-elukan, SELAMAT DATANGIndonesian
  • bonvenigarIdo
  • benvenuto, accoglienzaItalian
  • ברוך הבאHebrew
  • 歓迎, うれしく思う, 歓迎すべき, 歓迎するJapanese
  • ការស្វាគមន៍, ទទួលKhmer
  • 환영, 환영하다Korean
  • volens, alicuius adventu festum agere, alicuius adventu festum ago, acceptus, adventu festum ago, welcomeLatin
  • rāhiriMāori
  • прием, пожелува добредојде, пречекува, добредојде, прима, добредојденMacedonian
  • verwelkomen, welkom, graag gezien, begroeting, graag ontvangen, verwelkoming, welkom heten, welkome, ontvangstDutch
  • VelkommenNorwegian
  • mile widziany, powitanie, witać, WitamyPolish
  • recepção, acolher, [[dar]] as [[boas-vindas]] a, bem-vindo, boas-vindas, aceitar, receber, bem vindaPortuguese
  • binevenit, întâmpina, binevenită, Bine ati venitRomanian
  • приветствовать, желанный, приём, приветствие, добро поRussian
  • poželjan, željna, željan, poželjni, poželjna, željno, željni, poželjnoSerbo-Croatian
  • dobrodošlica, dobrodošla, dobrodošelSlovene
  • välkomna, välkommenSwedish
  • வரவேற்புTamil
  • స్వాగతTelugu
  • ยินดีต้อนรับThai
  • mabuhayTagalog
  • buyurmak, HoşgeldinizTurkish
  • خوش آمدیدUrdu
  • chào, hoan nghênh, chào mừngVietnamese
  • vekömön, vekömikVolapük
  • 歡迎Chinese

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