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. 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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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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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. Esty Dwek:

    Nonetheless, we believe that trade uncertainty and growth concerns will not vanish, so any reprieve on either subject will be welcome. We also believe that some earnings growth will be needed for equities to grind higher.

  2. Anne Bayefsky:

    Those who welcome this U.N. intervention should be aware that their comments … can be added to a long list of anti-American outbursts, like the former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights questioning the legality of killing of Usama bin Laden.

  3. Celebrity Weight-Loss Transformations Kelly:

    I love how people think that’s new, like, welcome to the past 13 years.

  4. Carolyn Miles:

    A lot of it is about access and about people feeling that they are welcome to take part in those services.

  5. Benjamin Reitzes:

    After ramping up in late summer, Canadian homebuilding activity took a bit of a breather in October, while the pullback in starts suggests that housing might be a bit of drag on GDP growth in Q4, the decline was welcome as it will ease concerns about overbuilding ignited by the big prints in August and September.

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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