verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
- welch, william henry,
- welcome mat,
- welcome to, be,
- welcome wagon,
Origin of welcome
Examples from the Web for unwelcome
In state after state that once called the president its favorite son, he is finding that his political advocacy is unwelcome.
In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Shi described one unwelcome encounter with Zhang.Yahoo’s Accused Sexual Harasser Asked Women to Wear More Skirts at Work|Olivia Nuzzi|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The unwelcome outsiders surrendered and were taken by the Bateses as POWs.
At the time I was processing an unwelcome reality: I was sexually abused by my uncle.
When you were starting out, were you ever on the receiving end of any unwelcome advances?Susan Sarandon On ‘The Last of Robin Hood,’ NYC Mayor's Race, Being Hacked, More|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Laughingly my companion pulled me from under the chilly and unwelcome covering.A Lover in Homespun|F. Clifford Smith
Her captain, who bore the singular name A. Greene Crabtree, proved the most unwelcome and rapacious visitor that had yet appeared.Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond
The unwelcome truth cost him his place, and he betook himself to Bologna, where he publicly taught his science.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
Yet you insist on sitting on that bench and annoying me with your 216 unwelcome presence.Glinda of Oz|L. Frank Baum
The meeting was unwelcome to them both, and both their faces showed it.Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Word Origin for welcome
Old English wilcumian, from wilcuma (see welcome (n.)). Related: Welcomed; welcoming.
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.
see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.