- The definition of welcome is someone or something that is pleasant, invited or permitted.
An example of welcome is a guest who's been invited to someone's home.
- Welcome is the act of greeting someone.
An example of welcome is someone saying hello with a smile on their face.
- Welcome is defined as to greet someone or accept something with pleasure or satisfaction.
An example of welcome is someone asking for feedback from attendees of an event.
Grandchildren being welcomed for a visit.
welcome definition by Webster's New World
- gladly and cordially received: a welcome guest
- agreeable or gratifying: welcome news
- freely and willingly permitted or invited: welcome to use the library
Origin: Middle English welcume, altered by associated, association with wel, well (as if translated, translation of Old French bien venu) ; from wilcume ; from Old English wilcuma, origin, originally noun , a welcome guest ; from willa, pleasure, will plush cuma, guest ; from cuman, to come
- welcomer noun
welcome definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home: a welcome guest.
- Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying: a welcome respite from hard work.
- Cordially or willingly permitted or invited: You are welcome to join us.
- Used in the expression you're welcome to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
- A cordial greeting or hospitable reception given to an arriving person.
- A reception upon arrival: gave the stranger an unfriendly welcome.
- The state of being welcome: Don't overstay your welcome.
- To greet, receive, or entertain (another or others) cordially or hospitably.
- To receive or accept gladly: would welcome a little privacy.
Origin: Middle English, alteration (influenced by wel, well) of Old English wilcuma, welcome guest, welcome; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
- welˈcome·ly adverb
- welˈcome·ness noun
- welˈcom·er noun
welcome - Phrases/Idioms
wear out one's welcomeâ
wear out (one's) welcome