welcome

A welcome is a greeting that usually comes when you first arrive. Although you aren't fond of Aunt Martha, you always manage to give her a warm welcome when she comes to visit.

When you accept someone into your home courteously, especially upon arrival, you welcome them. When you visit your grandparents, they welcome you with open arms and a plate of homemade cookies. They might even shout, "Welcome!" when you walk in the door. Welcome also means to gladly accept. The president of the French club will welcome your fundraising idea, especially if it involves baked goods.

Definitions of welcome
  1. noun
    the state of being welcome
    “don't outstay your welcome
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    type of:
    acceptance
    the state of being acceptable and accepted
  2. noun
    a greeting or reception
    “the proposal got a warm welcome
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    types:
    cordial reception, hospitality
    kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
    inhospitality
    unkind and inconsiderate welcome
    glad hand
    a warm welcome; may be insincere
    type of:
    greeting, salutation
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
  3. adjective
    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”
    Synonyms:
    wanted
    desired or wished for or sought
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    Antonyms:
    unwelcome
    not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure
    unwanted
    not wanted; not needed
    uninvited
    unwelcome and unwanted
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  4. verb
    bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
    synonyms: receive
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    Antonyms:
    say farewell
    say good-bye or bid farewell
    type of:
    greet, recognise, recognize
    express greetings upon meeting someone
  5. verb
    receive someone, as into one's house
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    type of:
    invite, receive, take in
    express willingness to have in one's home or environs
  6. verb
    accept gladly
    “I welcome your proposals”
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    type of:
    accept, have, take
    receive willingly something given or offered
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