[ byan-vuh-ny ]

  1. welcome (used when addressing or referring to a woman).

  1. a welcome; kindly greeting or reception.

Origin of bienvenue

First recorded in 1375–1425; from French: “welcome,” from bien, “well” + venue, feminine past participle of venir “to come”; see origin at bene-, venue

Words Nearby bienvenue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bienvenue in a sentence

  • The shrill voices of these petit garcons expressed our only bienvenue to France!

    The Greater Love | George T. McCarthy
  • It was that night that the bienvenue (welcome supper) was to take place.

    Trooper 3809 | Lionel Decle
  • Nous souhaitons la bienvenue dans nos montagnes au noble Lord, au brillant orateur de la Chambre des Communes.

    Lord Randolph Churchill | Winston Spencer Churchill
  • When a nouveau is entered at an atelier, he is expected to pay "la bienvenue," his welcome.