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welcome

wel·come

welcome

 
 
pronunciation:
wel km
parts of speech:
interjection, noun, verb, adjective
phrases:
you're welcome
part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express warm greetings to someone who has just arrived.
Welcome! We're glad you could come.
similar words:
hello, hi
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a warm greeting.
We gave her a warm welcome.
similar words:
greeting, handshake
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: welcomed, welcomes, welcoming
definition: to express pleasure and kind feelings when someone arrives or joins you.
We welcomed the new people to our office.
synonyms:
greet
similar words:
admit, entertain, include, meet
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: allowed to do something if you want.
You are welcome to share this food.
synonyms:
permitted
similar words:
allowed, free
phrase: you're welcome
derivations: welcoming (adj.), welcomely (adv.), welcomeness (n.), welcomer (n.)