welcome Definition

  • 1an expression of greeting or goodwill to a person upon arrival
  • 2received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home

Using welcome: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "welcome" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He received a warm welcome from his colleagues.

  • Example

    Welcome to our home!

  • Example

    The new policy was not welcomed by the employees.

  • Example

    She welcomed the opportunity to work with him.

welcome Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using welcome

  • to show hospitality or friendliness towards someone


    The city rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting dignitaries.

  • to stay too long as a guest and become unwelcome


    I think it's time for us to leave before we wear out our welcome.

  • welcome to the club

    used to express sympathy or understanding for someone who has experienced a difficult situation


    A: I just got laid off from my job. B: Welcome to the club. I've been there before.

Phrases with welcome

  • you're welcome

    a polite response to express that one is happy to help or provide something


    A: Thank you for your help. B: You're welcome.

  • a friendly or hospitable attitude towards visitors or guests


    The company prides itself on having a welcome mat for all employees.

  • a party or gathering held to celebrate the arrival of someone


    We're planning a welcome party for the new intern.

Origins of welcome

from Old English 'wilcuma', meaning 'a person whose coming is pleasing'


Summary: welcome in Brief

The term 'welcome' [หˆwษ›lkษ™m] refers to an expression of greeting or goodwill, often upon arrival, or being received with pleasure and hospitality. It can be used as a noun, adjective, or verb, and extends into phrases like 'you're welcome,' and idioms like 'roll out the welcome mat,' denoting hospitality and friendliness. 'Welcome' also has antonyms like 'unwelcome,' and idioms like 'wear out one's welcome,' implying overstaying one's visit.

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