verb (used with object), wel·comed, wel·com·ing.
Origin of welcome
Related Words for welcomingaccessible, attainable, convenient, obtainable, reachable, responsive, come-at-able
Examples from the Web for welcoming
Contemporary Examples of welcoming
The congregation was warm, friendly, and welcoming—traits, he says, he later came to believe they used to coax members in.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
However, welcoming refugees is an expensive and potentially risky proposition for European countries.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’
November 30, 2014
That the Baltic free air and Riga's welcoming vibe could make her colleagues "too relaxed."Russia’s Freest Website Now Lives in Latvia
November 29, 2014
Dragon Boats have crossed the globe into the welcoming arms of American business.Bros Love Dragon Boats
August 10, 2014
The agency was not only cooperative, but “welcoming” of the research.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?
July 10, 2014
Historical Examples of welcoming
Bobby was a part of it, and Bobby had held out to him a welcoming hand.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
He was the kind of guest she had pleasure in welcoming at Bonavista.The Greater Power
She gave him a welcoming smile of sheer sympathy with his mood.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
The prehistoric man was cursing us, praying to us, welcoming us—who could tell?Heart of Darkness
And that young man ended by welcoming your name, so to speak, with both hands.Under Western Eyes
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.