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Verb: welcome  wel-kum
  1. Accept gladly
    "I welcome your proposals"
  2. Bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    - receive
  3. Receive someone, as into one's house
Adjective: welcome  wel-kum
  1. Giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    "a welcome relief"; "a welcome guest"; "made the children feel welcome"; "you are welcome to join us"
Noun: welcome  wel-kum
  1. The state of being welcome
    "don't outstay your welcome"
  2. A greeting or reception
    "the proposal got a warm welcome"

Derived forms: welcomed, welcomes, welcoming

See also: wanted

Type of: accept, acceptance, greet, greeting, have, invite, receive, recognise [Brit], recognize, salutation, take, take in

Antonym: say farewell, unwelcome

Encyclopedia: Welcome, Ontario