What does welcome mean?

Definitions for welcome
ˈwɛl kəmwel·come

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. welcomenoun

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

  2. welcomenoun

    The utterance of such a greeting.

  3. welcomeverb

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

  4. welcomeverb

    to accept something willingly or gladly.

    We welcome suggestions for improvement.

  5. welcomeadjective

    Whose arrival is a cause of joy.

  6. welcomeinterjection

    Greeting given upon someone's arrival.

  7. 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Welcome

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Welcomenoun

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

  2. Welcomenoun

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

  3. Welcomenoun

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

  4. Welcomenoun

    salutation to a newcomer

  5. Welcomenoun

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

  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

  7. 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  

Suggested Resources

  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

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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. Sam Regalbuto:

    If Veteran Mummers have themes that relate to religion, Veteran Mummers make sure Veteran Mummers reach out to people to make sure Veteran Mummers're doing it in celebratory fashion to make sure Veteran Mummers are not offensive in any way, veteran Mummers're adjusting and learning... everyone is welcome.

  2. Secretary Ray Mabus:

    As we welcome USS Jackson to the fleet, we are reminded of the importance of the partnership between our Navy and our nation's shipbuilding industry, we also celebrate the lasting bond this ship will share with the great people of Jackson, Mississippi, as it sails the globe, providing a presence that only our Navy and Marine Corps can maintain.

  3. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    They are highly welcome to become shareholers. The main prerequisite is that there will be no dilution to other shareholders.

  4. Brenda Kelly:

    The time was ripe for management to address the problems and any measures that might shore up some confidence in what was beginning to look like a penny stock are clearly welcome, dividend cuts, asset selling and a new debt reduction plan appear to be doing the trick.

  5. Benjamin W. Decker:

    Prayer is the method by which we set the intention in Christian meditation. We give the meditation to the Holy Spirit and welcome the Spirit's presence and guidance.

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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
  • ласкаво просимоUkrainian
  • خوش آمدیدUrdu
  • chào, hoan nghênh, chào mừngVietnamese
  • vekömön, vekömikVolapük
  • 歡迎Chinese

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