Welcome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- the state of being welcome
- a greeting or reception


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


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


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

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