What does welcome mean?

Definitions for welcome
ˈwɛl kəmwel·come

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

Wiktionary

  1. welcomenoun

    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. welcomenoun

    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. welcomeverb

    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. welcomeverb

    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. welcomeadjective

    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. welcomeinterjection

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. welcomenoun

    the state of being welcome

    "don't outstay your welcome"

  2. welcomeadjective

    a greeting or reception

    "the proposal got a warm welcome"

  3. welcomeverb

    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. welcomeverb

    accept gladly

    "I welcome your proposals"

  5. welcome, receiveverb

    bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

  6. welcomeverb

    receive someone, as into one's house

Webster Dictionary

  1. Welcomenoun

    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. Welcomenoun

    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. Welcomenoun

    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. Welcomenoun

    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. Welcomenoun

    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. Welcomeverb

    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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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say welcome in sign language?

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. Kahlil Gibran:

    My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

  2. Kayla Montgomery:

    They made me feel so welcome, they all knew my situation and it didn't bother them, and they didn't acknowledge it or ignore it either. It was exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Doug Collins:

    I also welcome the attorney general's testimony before the committee on May 2.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The idea of a more flexible negotiating position that's comprehensive in scope but step by step in implementation is welcome, but the scope and sequence of each reciprocal step still has to be realistic.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Today, I want to welcome you to a campaign which says, loudly and clearly, that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies.

Images & Illustrations of welcome

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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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