HyperDic: welcome

English > 6 senses of the word welcome:
VERBpossessionwelcomeaccept gladly
communicationwelcome, receivebid welcome to
contactwelcomereceive someone, as into one's house
ADJECTIVEallwelcomegiving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
NOUNstatewelcomethe state of being welcome
communicationwelcomea greeting or reception
welcome > pronunciation
Soundsweh'lkahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > welcome: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGiving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted.
Examples
  • "a welcome relief"
  • "a welcome guest"
  • "made the children feel welcome"
  • "you are welcome to join us"
See alsowanteddesired or wished for or sought
Oppositeunwelcomenot welcome
Spanishagradable, bienvenido
Catalanbenvingut
Nounswelcomethe state of being welcome
English > welcome: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being welcome.
Example"don't outstay your welcome"
BroaderacceptanceThe state of being acceptable and accepted
Spanishbienvenida
Catalanbenvinguda
Adjectiveswelcomegiving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
Verbswelcomereceive someone, as into one's house
English > welcome: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA greeting or reception.
Example"the proposal got a warm welcome"
Narrowercordial reception, hospitalitykindness / kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
glad handA warm welcome
inhospitalityunkind and inconsiderate welcome
Broadergreeting, salutation(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Spanishacogida, bienvenida
Catalanbenvingut
Verbswelcomeaccept gladly
English > welcome: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningAccept gladly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"I welcome your proposals"
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishacoger
Catalanacceptar, acollir
Nounswelcomea greeting or reception
English > welcome: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningbid welcome to; greet upon arrival.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymreceive
Broadergreet, recognize, recogniseExpress greetings upon meeting someone
Oppositesay farewellsay good-bye or bid farewell
Spanishacoger, dar la bienvenida, recibir
Catalandonar la benvinguda, rebre
Nounswelcomera person who greets
English > welcome: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningReceive someone, as into one's house.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderreceive, take in, inviteExpress willingness to have in one's home / home or environs
Nounswelcomethe state of being welcome

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