Synonyms for welcome

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : wel-kuh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˈwɛl kəm

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Définition of welcome

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj gladly received
  • noun greeting
  • verb receive gladly
Example sentences :
  • "You are welcome to your opinion," returned Robert, indifferently.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Je suis tres honore—I am very honoured to welcome you, madame.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • You are welcome to all the comfort you can find in your present situation.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • She would on her part make Aldonza welcome, and had no fears of not agreeing with her.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • If these guests were kin of his, they were welcome for his sake.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • They were face to face, and it was hard to tell to which one of them the other was the least welcome.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • We do not dread, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • At her spontaneous act of welcome a light came into his eyes.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The positive character of this prediction made it very, welcome.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 » by Various

Antonyms for welcome

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