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Etymology

Old English wilcuma, meaning literally “well + come” (“May you have fared well in coming here!”). Cognate to German willkommen, Middle High German willekomen, Old High German willechomen, Dutch welkom, Danish and Norwegian velkommen, Swedish välkommen. Similar constructions from other languages are Spanish bienvenido and French bienvenue, each also meaning “[may you have fared] well [in] coming [here]”

Pronunciation

Interjection

welcome

  1. Greeting given upon someone’s arrival.

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Verb

Infinitive
to welcome

Third person singular
welcom

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to welcome (third-person singular simple present welcom, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".
  2. to accept something willingly or gladly
    We welcome suggestions for improvement.

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Whose arrival is a cause of joy.

Translations

Noun

Singular
welcome

Plural
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  1. The act of greeting someone’s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.
  2. The utterance of such a greeting.

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