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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)

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.

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."