Welcome

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Welcome \Wel"come\, noun

1. Salutation to a newcomer. "Welcome ever smiles." --Shak.

2. Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.

His warmest welcome at an inn. --Shenstone.

Truth finds an entrance and a welcome too. --South.

{To bid welcome}, to receive with professions of kindness.

To thee and thy company I bid A hearty welcome. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Welcome \Wel"come\, adjective [OE. welcome, welcume, wilcume, AS. wilcuma a welcome guest, from wil-, as a prefix, akin to willa will + cuma a comer, fr. cuman to come; hence, properly, one who comes so as to please another's will; cf. Icel. velkominn welcome, G. willkommen. See {Will}, noun, and Come.]

1. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.

When the glad soul is made Heaven's welcome guest. --Cowper.

2. Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news. "O, welcome hour!" --Milton.

3. Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.

Note: Welcome is used elliptically for you are welcome. "Welcome, great monarch, to your own." --Dryden.

{Welcome-to-our-house} (Bot.), a kind of spurge ({Euphorbia Cyparissias}). --Dr. Prior.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Welcome \Wel"come\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Welcomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Welcoming}.] [AS. wilcumian.] To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea. "I welcome you to land." --Addison.

Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

welcome

adjective

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" [ant: {unwelcome}]

noun

1: the state of being welcome; "don't outstay your welcome"

2: a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"

verb

1: accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"

2: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival [syn: {welcome}, {receive}] [ant: {say farewell}]

3: receive someone, as into one's house


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