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 welcomed
She came out to her family, friends, and work colleagues, who welcomed the real Roome.
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’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a result, Burma was welcomed back to the international community.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It helps that Wendy Davis is a hapless opponent, but as a test proving it can be done, any success is welcomed.
It was also a land where it was no trouble at all to be rich, and where strangers were treated as equals and welcomed as friends.The Crow's Nest|Clarence Day, Jr.
Jimmy's tears were soon dried, and he welcomed Ted joyfully.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
She saw him at last and welcomed him with an eager impulsiveness—for she knew now that she had been unjust to him at Laufingen.The Giant's Robe|F. Anstey
When it came alongside, two of them scrambled on board, and recognising the captain, welcomed him to the coast.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
He was found writing in the sitting-room, and welcomed the boys cordially.Jack the Young Cowboy|George Bird Grinnell
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.