1. Received with pleasure and hospitality into ones company or home: a welcome guest.
2. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying: a welcome respite from hard work.
3. Cordially or willingly permitted or invited: You are welcome to join us.
4. Used in the expression youre welcome to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
1. A cordial greeting or hospitable reception given to an arriving person.
2. A reception upon arrival: gave the stranger an unfriendly welcome.
3. The state of being welcome: Dont overstay your welcome.
tr.v.wel·comed, wel·com·ing, wel·comes
1. To greet, receive, or entertain (another or others) cordially or hospitably.
2. To receive or accept gladly: would welcome a little privacy.
Used to greet cordially a visitor or recent arrival.
wear out (ones) welcome
To visit so often or stay so long as to become a nuisance.
[Middle English, alteration (influenced by wel, well) of Old English wilcuma, welcome guest, welcome; see gw- in Indo-European roots.]
welcome /wlkm/ v. [T] -comed, -coming, -comes1 to greet in a friendly way when s.o. arrives: The woman giving the party welcomed her friends at the door.2 to accept happily or gratefully: He welcomed the idea of taking a vacation. n.1 a friendly greeting: My friend shouted a welcome to me as I approached his house.2to wear out ones welcome: to be no longer wanted or tolerated: Our guest stayed too long and wore out his welcome. adj.1 gladly accepted, liked: This book is a welcome addition to the library.2 a polite response to thank you: Thank you for the loan. Youre welcome.