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welcome - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'welcome' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Welcome [ n.]
- Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
- Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
- Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
- Salutation to a newcomer.
- Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
2 . Welcome [ v. t.]
- To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.

Meaning of 'welcome' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . welcome [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the state of being welcome
Example in sentence:
  • don't outstay your welcome
Meaning (2):
- a greeting or reception
Example in sentence:
  • the proposal got a warm welcome
3 . welcome [ v]
Meaning (3):
- accept gladly
Example in sentence:
  • I welcome your proposals
4 . welcome [ a]
Meaning (4):
- giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
Example in sentence:
  • a welcome guest;
  • a welcome relief;
  • made the children feel welcome;
  • you are welcome to join us