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Meaning of WELCOME

Pronunciation:  'welkum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
  2. [n]  the state of being welcome; "don't outstay your welcome"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [v]  bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
  5. [v]  receive someone, as into one's house
  6. [v]  accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"

WELCOME is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: invited, receive, wanted, welcomed(a), you're welcome
 Antonyms: say farewell, unwelcome
 See Also: accept, acceptance, cordial reception, glad hand, greet, greeting, have, hospitality, inhospitality, invite, receive, recognise, recognize, salutation, take, take in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wel"come\, a. [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS.
    wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to
    willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence,
    properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf.
    Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See {Will}, n., and
    1. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house,
       entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
             When the glad soul is made Heaven's welcome guest.
    2. Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present;
       welcome news. ``O, welcome hour!'' --Milton.
    3. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to
       the use of my library.
    Note: Welcome is used elliptically for you are welcome.
          ``Welcome, great monarch, to your own.'' --Dryden.
    {Welcome-to-our-house} (Bot.), a kind of spurge ({Euphorbia
       Cyparissias}). --Dr. Prior.
  2. \Wel"come\, n.
    1. Salutation to a newcomer. ``Welcome ever smiles.'' --Shak.
    2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the
       house and found a ready welcome.
             His warmest welcome at an inn.        --Shenstone.
             Truth finds an entrance and a welcome too. --South.
    {To bid welcome}, to receive with professions of kindness.
             To thee and thy company I bid A hearty welcome.
  3. \Wel"come\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Welcomed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Welcoming}.] [AS. wilcumian.]
    To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and
    entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a
    visitor; to welcome a new idea. ``I welcome you to land.''
          Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome
          thee, and wish thee long.                --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you receive a warm welcome into any society or situation, foretells that you will be distinguished amongst your social circle.