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Definition of "welcome" []

  • Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home: a welcome guest. (adjective)
  • Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying: a welcome respite from hard work. (adjective)
  • Cordially or willingly permitted or invited: You are welcome to join us. (adjective)
  • Used in the expression you're welcome to acknowledge an expression of gratitude. (adjective)
  • A cordial greeting or hospitable reception given to an arriving person. (noun)
  • Gladly and cordially received or admitted (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Bringing pleasure or gratitude (adjective)
  • Freely permitted or invited (adjective)
  • Under no obligation (only in such phrases as you're welcome or he's welcome, as conventional responses to thanks) (adjective)
  • An expression of cordial greeting, esp to a person whose arrival is desired or pleasing
  • The act of greeting or receiving a person or thing; reception (noun)
  • To greet the arrival of (visitors, guests, etc) cordially or gladly (verb)
  • To receive or accept, esp gladly (verb)

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Use "welcome" in a sentence
  • "The Supreme One requests that you go to the gate and in his name welcome his guests and conduct them into the city."
  • "He practiced writing on the glossy board with erasable markers, forming loops and squiggled lines and words, and then wiping away everything but the word welcome, which he underlined in red and blue."
  • "Your welcome is also evident by the size of our audience today-thanks to the hotel management we were able to move the luncheon from the Ballroom to here in the Concert Hall in order to accommodate everyone."