Welcome

Definition of Welcome

Wel´come
a.1.
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.
3.Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
Welcome-to-our-house
(Bot.) a kind of spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias).
- Dr. Prior.
n.1.Salutation to a newcomer.
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.
v. t.1.To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.
[imp. & p. p. Welcomed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Welcoming.]
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
- Milton.

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