Reach him the news soon did; and surely none could be welcomer.
"Oh, that was settled this forenoon, Judge," soothingly explained the other welcomer.
What apparition, then, could be welcomer than that of M. de Calonne?
The more ye draw with you, ye shall be the welcomer yourself.
welcomer meanwhile, welcome surely to all right hearts, is Lafayette's chivalrous Amnesty.
Breakfast was given us by the Dutch police official who had been our welcomer.
It's gude to dread the warst, the best will be the welcomer.
I like its acrid smell—whiffs just reaching me—welcomer than French perfume.
And the colder be the waters man hath to ford, the gladder and welcomer shall be the light of the Golden City.
Old English wilcuma, exclamation of kindly greeting, from earlier wilcuma (n.) "welcome guest," literally "one whose coming is in accord with another's will," from willa "pleasure, desire, choice" (see will (v.)) + cuma "guest," related to cuman (see come). Cf. Old High German willicomo, Middle Dutch wellecome. Meaning "entertainment or public reception as a greeting" is recorded from 1530. You're welcome as a formulaic response to thank you is attested from 1907. Welcome mat first recorded 1951; welcome wagon is attested from 1961.
Old English wilcumian, from wilcuma (see welcome (n.)). Related: Welcomed; welcoming.