Definitions for welcome
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word welcome.
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
The act of greeting someone's 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.
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Whose arrival is a cause of joy.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: bien venu, French; wilcume , Saxon; welkom, Dutch.
I serve you, madam:
Your graces are right welcome. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
He, though not of the plot, will like it,
And wish it should proceed; for, unto men
Prest with their wants, all change is ever welcome. Ben Jonson.
Here let me earn my bread,
’Till oft invocated death
Hasten the welcome end of all my pains. John Milton.
He that knows how to make those he converses with easy, has found the true art of living, and being welcome and valued every where. John Locke.
Some stood in a row in so civil a fashion, as if to welcome us; and divers put their arms a little abroad, which is their gesture when they bid any welcome. Francis Bacon.
A form of salutation used to a new comer, elliptically used for you are welcome.
Welcome, he said,
O long expected to my dear embrace. Dryden.
Welcome, great monarch, to your own. Dryden.
Welcome ever smiles, and farewel goes out sighing. William Shakespeare.
Leontes opening his free arms, and weeping
His welcome forth. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
I should be free from injuries, and abound as much in the true causes of welcomes, as I should find want of the effects thereof. Philip Sidney.
I look’d not for you yet, nor am provided
For your fit welcome. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Madam, new years may well expect to find
Welcome from you, to whom they are so kind:
Still as they pass they court and smile on you,
And make your beauty as themselves seem new. Edmund Waller.
Where diligence opens the door of the understanding, and impartiality keeps it, truth finds an entrance and a welcome too. Robert South, Sermons.
To salute a new comer with kindness.
I know no cause
Why I should welcome such a guest as grief,
Save bidding farewel to so sweet a guest
As my sweet Richard. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
They stood in a row in so civil a fashion, as if to welcome us. Francis Bacon.
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long. John Milton.
To welcome home
His warlike brother, is Pirithous come Dryden.
The lark and linnet strain their warbling throats,
To welcome in the Spring. Dryden.
A welcome is a kind of greeting designed to introduce a person to a new place or situation, and to make them feel at ease. The term can similarly be used to describe the feeling of being accepted on the part of the new person.
Welcome is a greeting or expression of warm reception, acceptance, or hospitality extended to someone who has arrived at a particular place or event. It is typically used to convey a friendly and inviting attitude towards the individual or group entering a new environment or situation.
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
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.]
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
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. velkominn—vel, well, kominn, pa.p. of koma, to come.]
To greet a person.
WE always welcome new employees and help them to feel connected within our work family.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Welcome is ranked #13855 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Welcome surname appeared 2,181 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Welcome.
45.9% or 1,003 total occurrences were White.
44.9% or 980 total occurrences were Black.
5.6% or 123 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 45 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
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
The numerical value of welcome in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of welcome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Japan has to set up a situation to welcome people ... not to welcome everybody, but those who are in need, in serious need and who are willing to come or would like to come, i think we should be open to bringing them in.
We hope that everyone feels welcome and certainly people who have experienced same-sex attraction are welcome like everyone else.
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
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Translations for welcome
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- 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
- byde velkommen, velkommen, velkomstDanish
- begrüßen, Begrüßung, willkommen heißen, willkommen, Empfang, gutheißen, herzlich willkommenGerman
- 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
- sambut, dielu-elukan, SELAMAT DATANGIndonesian
- 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
- прием, пожелува добредојде, пречекува, добредојде, прима, добредојденMacedonian
- verwelkomen, welkom, graag gezien, begroeting, graag ontvangen, verwelkoming, welkom heten, welkome, ontvangstDutch
- 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
- buyurmak, HoşgeldinizTurkish
- ласкаво просимоUkrainian
- خوش آمدیدUrdu
- chào, hoan nghênh, chào mừngVietnamese
- vekömön, vekömikVolapük
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