verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
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Idioms for 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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Example sentences from the Web for welcome
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
Maintaining the high caliber of guest to which his viewers have become accustomed, Galifianakis welcomes Brad Pitt to the ferns.
“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
And under the guise of exercise there exists a community that welcomes them with open arms.#ButtSchool - How Porn Stars Work Out: Pop Physique Promises the Perfect Derriere|Aurora Snow|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A cadaverous being dwells there; his sepulchral voice bids us enter, and his sepulchral look—shall we say welcomes us?
Hither I steer; and it welcomes my weary crew to the quiet shelter of a safe haven.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
He had left me for a moment, as he always does when he welcomes a friend.A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith
Whether the dance is held in her own home or in a hall hired for the occasion, the hostess receives and welcomes each guest.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
Ireland welcomes us, weeping softly the while, though smiling ever and anon as the sunlight rifts downward from the west.Wanderings in Ireland|Michael Myers Shoemaker
British Dictionary definitions for welcome
Derived forms of welcomewelcomely, adverbwelcomeness, nounwelcomer, noun
Word Origin for welcome
Idioms and Phrases with welcome
see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.