He is an immediately warm and welcoming presence, offering easy greetings to the woman behind the counter.
The nichiest of genres has become as welcoming as a Wal-Mart, especially for sagging artists in search of a payday.
The show's much-anticipated arrival in Los Angeles felt like a homecoming of sorts—a welcoming of Kubrick back to Hollywood.
On the day we met, Makaburi was as welcoming and relaxed as he could be.
However, welcoming refugees is an expensive and potentially risky proposition for European countries.
And the same love imposes on me the obligation of welcoming him to my bosom when he repents.
It was as though she were welcoming me through the outposts of hell.
One of the girls made a speech in English welcoming the Secretary and did it extremely well.
It was as though they were welcoming a newcomer to their ranks.
I am from Cuba, where these Spaniards came, as they have come to you, with fair promises and with welcoming smiles.
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.