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Definitions of welcome

  1. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
  2. accept gladly; " I welcome your proposals"
  3. a greeting or reception; " the proposal got a warm welcome"
  4. the state of being welcome; " don't outstay your welcome"
  5. 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"
  6. receive someone, as into one's house
  7. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
  8. Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
  9. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
  10. Salutation to a newcomer.
  11. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
  12. To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.
  13. Received with gladness or hospitality; producing gladness; permitted gladly; as, you are welcome to keep it.
  14. Kind reception to a guest or newcomer.
  15. To salute with kindness; receive with hospitality.
  16. Received with gladness: admitted willingly: causing gladness: free to enjoy.
  17. Kindly reception.
  18. To receive with kindness: to entertain hospitably.
  19. A kind reception.
  20. Received with gladness: causing gladness: willingly admitted or allowed; tree to enjoy or use.
  21. To receive with kindness; admit willingly.
  22. Pleasing.
  23. To give a welcome to.
  24. Admitted gladly.
  25. Made free to use.
  26. A hearty greeting; hospitable reception.
  27. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, and company; grateful; agreeable; producing gladness in its reception; free to have or enjoy gratuitously; often used elliptically for, you are welcome. To bid welcome, to receive with professions of kindness.
  28. Salutation to or kind reception of a guest or new- comer.
  29. To salute a new- comer with kindness; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully.
  30. Admitted willingly; producing gladness in its reception; free to have or enjoy; grateful; pleasing.
  31. Kind reception or salutation.
  32. To salute or receive with kindness; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully.
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Antonyms for welcome

dreary, obscene, disturbing, inflaming, bypass, nauseating, banish, exceptionable, bon voyage, gloomy, objectionable, awful, lurid, unasked, regrettable, dismal, tearful, unsavory, bilious, censurable, heartrending, disagreeable, perturbing, adieu, Angering, close out, fulsome, flat, god-awful, drear, Woful, extrude, dreadful, foul, doleful, offensive, impure, stale, shut out, disheartening, annoying, shortcut, turn away, get around, unenjoyable, shun, icky, distasteful, distressing, silent treatment, nauseous, turn out, wanton, blue, uninvited, turn down, exasperating, unsought, unbidden, Dissatisfying, sorrowful, unhappy, frightful, tragic, appalling, hellish, smutty, exclude, atrocious, coarse, repulse, upsetting, lachrymose, shocking, Pleasureless, porny, melancholy, kick out, brush off, vile, elude, deplorable, godspeed, heartbreaking, terrible, horrible, locker room, irritating, eschew, lamentable, conge, pornographic, bad, scandalous, leave-taking, circumnavigate, miserable, bawdy, infuriating, stave off, repellent, vexing, noxious, sickening, mournful, disgusting, au revoir, spurn, turn back, sour, wicked, commonplace, unprintable, turf, displeasing, horrific, rebuff, grisly, gross, detestable, Enraging, rotten, repudiate, throw over, ribald, circumvent, Good-bye, unwelcome, dirty, rebut, aggravating, boring, depressing, oust, forbidding, Rankling, reprehensible, indecent, repel, disappointing, bitter, raunchy, vulgar, revolting, saddening, ugly, profane, debar, throw out, painful, trashy, shirk, pass up, unpleasant, say farewell, lascivious, noisome, expel, obnoxious, sidestep, snub, deselect, unlovely, macabre, hateful, lugubrious, Outraging, teary, rancid, uncongenial, loathsome, wretched, horrendous, insipid, stag, joyless, evil, sad, Irksome, unpleasing, unpalatable, cast out, lewd, pathetic, Riling, peeving, monstrous, harsh, eject, avoid, ghastly, evade, freeze-out, filthy, incensing, intimidating, gutter, scape, nightmarish, nightmare, dismiss, maddening, nix, terrific, Ave, dolorous, X-rated, abhorrent, tedious, horrifying, gruesome, odious, crude, disapprove, repugnant, hostile, eliminate, unsolicited, yucky, Revulsive, nasty, sorry, dull, repulsive, horrid, abominable, cold shoulder.

Quotes of welcome

  1. During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities. – Michael N. Castle
  2. A smile is the universal welcome – Max Eastman
  3. My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me. – Elizabeth I
  4. There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report. – Richard Le Gallienne
  5. Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. – Che Guevara
  6. You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content. – Knut Hamsun
  7. If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes. – Nguyen Cao Ky
  8. They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. – G. Gordon Liddy
  9. Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities. – Ralph Marston
  10. Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. – Wilson Mizner
  11. I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line! – Elaine Paige
  12. No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days. – Titus Maccius Plautus
  13. I'm never sure what's coming next, but I'm an open minded person and I welcome any challenge. – Sarah Polley
  14. Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. – Dan Quayle
  15. The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America. – Al Sharpton

Usage examples for welcome

  1. It was a welcome surprise. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  2. And anyone is welcome to it. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  3. He's welcome to me, gien he be welcome to you. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. But you was welcome you know. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  5. Oh, if you feel that way about it, why, come ahead and welcome – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  6. If that is your name, you are not welcome in Trafton. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  7. Just before old Hazlewood had come forward out of the house to welcome her! – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  8. Well, we welcome you. – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  9. " You will be welcome he said, in good English. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  10. Not very welcome was it, lady? – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. Ye are welcome to. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  12. I made Monsieur Jacques welcome in my poor house. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  13. " Come in," said Thomas, as he reached his door, " come in, thee's welcome to stop and rest with us." – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  14. Then the old man had gone on to say how welcome she would be if she would come home and be the daughter of the house when his Shenac went to Allister. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  15. You know her,- you love her; and you will not be ashamed to welcome her, I think. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  16. Welcome to our village! – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  17. We will make him welcome – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  18. And they are welcome – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  19. But you are welcome to it, Austin, if you really want it. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  20. " Welcome home," added Alice, while Grace added, " let's see what the New York papers said about you." – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler

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