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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. Received with gladness or hospitality; producing gladness; permitted gladly; as, you are welcome to keep it.
  13. Kind reception to a guest or newcomer.
  14. To salute with kindness; receive with hospitality.
  15. Received with gladness: admitted willingly: causing gladness: free to enjoy.
  16. Kindly reception.
  17. To receive with kindness: to entertain hospitably.
  18. A kind reception.
  19. Received with gladness: causing gladness: willingly admitted or allowed; tree to enjoy or use.
  20. To receive with kindness; admit willingly.
  21. Pleasing.
  22. To give a welcome to.
  23. Admitted gladly.
  24. Made free to use.
  25. A hearty greeting; hospitable reception.
  26. 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.
  27. Salutation to or kind reception of a guest or new- comer.
  28. To salute a new- comer with kindness; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully.
  29. Admitted willingly; producing gladness in its reception; free to have or enjoy; grateful; pleasing.
  30. Kind reception or salutation.
  31. To salute or receive with kindness; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully.
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Usage examples for welcome

  1. Just before old Hazlewood had come forward out of the house to welcome her! – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  2. Well, we welcome you. – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  3. But you was welcome, you know. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  4. If that is your name, you are not welcome in Trafton. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  5. Ye are welcome to. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  6. " 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
  7. Welcome to our village! – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  8. We will make him welcome. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  9. And they are welcome. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  10. He's welcome to me, gien he be welcome to you. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  11. 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
  12. " You will be welcome," he said, in good English. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  13. And anyone is welcome to it. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  14. It was a welcome surprise. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  15. " 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
  16. Oh, if you feel that way about it, why, come ahead and welcome. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. 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
  18. I made Monsieur Jacques welcome in my poor house. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  19. But you are welcome to it, Austin, if you really want it. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  20. Not very welcome, was it, lady? – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
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