verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
Origin of welcome
Examples from the Web for welcomed
Contemporary Examples of welcomed
She came out to her family, friends, and work colleagues, who welcomed the real Roome.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
I harbor a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, just like anybody, and I welcomed the challenge.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’
December 4, 2014
The principle that outsiders should be welcomed and provided for was a cross-cultural theme in ancient cultures.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’
November 30, 2014
As a result, Burma was welcomed back to the international community.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives
November 11, 2014
It helps that Wendy Davis is a hapless opponent, but as a test proving it can be done, any success is welcomed.How Old People Will Decide Your Future
October 17, 2014
Historical Examples of welcomed
"I'll be bound Mr. Stewart welcomed him with open arms," said my companion.In the Valley
He, no doubt, expected to be welcomed in the warmest terms of commendation.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
There Powell, the prince, welcomed them and made a feast in their honor.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
She kissed and welcomed him; but was afraid to ask him any questions.
Mr Dorrit welcomed the visitor with the highest urbanity, and most courtly manners.
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.