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welcome

wel·come

welcome

 
 
pronunciation:
wel km
parts of speech:
interjection, noun, verb, adjective
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express warm greetings to someone who has just arrived.
Welcome! We are glad you are here.
similar words:
hail, hello, hi, howdy
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a warm or friendly greeting.
We gave her a warm welcome.
similar words:
aloha, greeting, handshake, reception, salute
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: welcomed, welcomes, welcoming
definition 1: to receive with pleasure and friendliness.
We welcomed them into our home.
synonyms:
greet, receive
similar words:
admit, entertain, hail, include, meet
definition 2: to be glad to receive or accept.
I would welcome a cold drink right now.
synonyms:
appreciate, embrace, invite
antonyms:
shrink
similar words:
accept, applaud, encourage, hail, receive, urge
definition 3: to meet or receive in a particular way.
The farmers welcomed the arrival of warm weather by planting crops.
synonyms:
greet, receive
similar words:
hail, meet, salute
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: received in a warm or friendly way.
They were welcome guests.
similar words:
accepted, comfortable, wanted
definition 2: invited; freely allowed.
You are welcome to share this food.
synonyms:
invited, permitted
similar words:
allowed, free
definition 3: used as a polite answer to an expression of thanks.
You're welcome.
derivations: welcoming (adj.), welcomely (adv.), welcomeness (n.), welcomer (n.)