Welcome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwelkəm|  American pronunciation of the word welcome
Brit.  |ˈwɛlkəm|  British pronunciation of the word welcome

noun

- the state of being welcome
- a greeting or reception

verb

- accept gladly
- bid welcome to; greet upon arrival (syn: receive)
- receive someone, as into one's house

adjective

- giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted

Examples

She welcomed the students into her home.

We welcome you to the show.

He's a bright student who welcomes a challenge.

That will be a welcome change.

He was a welcome sight.

He was given a hero's welcome when he returned home after winning the race.

...offered a warm welcome to the stranger...

I welcome you to my office.

We welcomed them to our city.

She welcomed me with good white wine.

Any progress in reducing chemical weapons is welcome.

He is welcome to use my library.

You are welcome to visit the hospital at any time.

We gave them a rousing welcome.

The immigrants received a cool welcome to their new country.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: welcome
he/she/it: welcomes
present participle: welcoming
past tense: welcomed
past participle: welcomed
noun
singular: welcome
plural: welcomes
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