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
The congregation was warm, friendly, and welcoming—traits, he says, he later came to believe they used to coax members in.
However, welcoming refugees is an expensive and potentially risky proposition for European countries.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the Baltic free air and Riga's welcoming vibe could make her colleagues "too relaxed."
Dragon Boats have crossed the globe into the welcoming arms of American business.
The agency was not only cooperative, but “welcoming” of the research.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?|Abby Haglage|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To it fell the honor of welcoming civilized man to this region.The Yellowstone National Park|Hiram Martin Chittenden
So Mlle. Herbaut rejoined her mother, who was welcoming Ernestine with simple cordiality.Pride|Eugne Sue
We've got to give them time to assimilate the idea and then get together a welcoming committee.Adaptation|Dallas McCord Reynolds
There was the hut and its welcoming smoke and there Raven must be looking for her.Old Crow|Alice Brown
Yet even Amy noticed that the maid's manner in welcoming her companion was less cordial than in welcoming herself.Reels and Spindles|Evelyn Raymond
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.