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 unwelcomed
With growing momentum to isolate Israel internationally, talks for the sake of talks are an unwelcomed distraction.
“We feel visible and invisible, powerful and powerless, loved and despised, welcomed and unwelcomed,” Hinojosa says.
An alien in his own land and unwelcomed of any, Jason sought the good priest and learned the fate of Maud.
Very little of this life is enjoyed without the unwelcomed flies that spoil the precious ointment.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
He would have been the legal guardian of an heiress, instead of the provider for an unwelcomed child of poverty.Beyond the Frontier|Randall Parrish
The Chinese is an unwelcomed alien in Mongolia, and he knows it.A Wayfarer in China|Elizabeth Kendall
I had no quarrel with the two unmannerly cads who had forced themselves uninvited and unwelcomed upon my privacy.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt
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.