Idioms about welcome
Origin of welcome
historical usage of welcome
But the phrase “You're welcome" has always existed alongside a host of other possible responses to a thank-you, ranging from a casual “Sure” or “Any time” to more elaborate expressions like “You're quite welcome” or “My pleasure; I'm happy to help.” There is even a reciprocal thank-you: Thank you for coming to my party. Thank you for inviting me. Toward the end of the 20th century, especially among younger people and in very informal situations, it became popular to respond with a breezy “No problem”— a phrase that, though well received in some situations, can come across as flippant and dismissive of the other person's expression of gratitude. Many different forms of expression can be appropriate for acknowledging thanks for a favor or service in different circumstances; but among the varied expressions, the one that is always gracious remains the classic “You're welcome.”
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How to use welcome in a sentence
Closed courthouses, rogue clerks, and misleading statements from the attorney general as Florida welcomes same-sex marriage.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He reads to the blind, welcomes returning soldiers at Newark airport, and does other good deeds.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gay is highly regarded for her self-depicting stance that welcomes a less stately, more flawed concept of modern feminism.Comedians and Feminism Getting Laughs|Agunda Okeyo|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maintaining the high caliber of guest to which his viewers have become accustomed, Galifianakis welcomes Brad Pitt to the ferns.Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Go ‘Between Two Ferns’|Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Three is a Magic Number” becomes stunningly poignant to any couple that welcomes its first child.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power|Jason Lynch|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His table is well supplied from the choicest his larder affords and he cheerfully welcomes all to its side.
And Ramoun welcomes Veran, and hopes that Mirèio will wed him, and calls his daughter, who gently refuses.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
How these mutual welcomes and conversations helped to encourage us, and to soothe the horrors of our continued solitude!My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
The junior club is the Yare Sailing Club, which welcomes all amateurs as members who can pay a 5s.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
The pair, picking up Dolon's spoils as they pass, hurry back to the chiefs, where Nestor welcomes them.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for welcome
Derived forms of welcomewelcomely, adverbwelcomeness, nounwelcomer, noun
Word Origin for welcome
Other Idioms and Phrases with welcome
see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.