Whose arrival is a cause of joy; received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company.
‘a welcome visitor’; ‘Refugees welcome in London!’;
A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.
‘a welcome present;’; ‘welcome news’;
A greeting used when answering the telephone.
‘Hello? How may I help you?’;
Free to have or enjoy gratuitously.
‘You are welcome to the use of my library.’;
A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.
‘Hello? Is anyone there?’;
Greeting given upon someone's arrival.
(colloquial) Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed or referred to has done something the speaker or writer considers to be foolish.
‘You just tried to start your car with your cell phone. Hello?’;
Shortening of you're welcome.
An expression of puzzlement or discovery.
‘Hello! What’s going on here?’;
The act of greeting someone’s arrival, especially by saying "Welcome!"; reception.
"Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.
The utterance of such a greeting.
(transitive) To greet with "hello".
Kind reception of a guest or newcomer.
‘We entered the house and found a ready welcome.’;
An exclamation used as a greeting, to call attention, as an exclamation of surprise, or to encourage one. This variant of Halloo and Holloo has become the dominant form. In the United States, it is the most common greeting used in answering a telephone.
The state of being a welcome guest.
‘wear out one's welcome’;
an expression of greeting;
‘every morning they exchanged polite hellos’;
To affirm or greet the arrival of someone, especially by saying "Welcome!".
Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1826.
To accept something willingly or gladly.
‘We welcome suggestions for improvement.’;
Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
‘When the glad soul is made Heaven's welcome guest.’;
Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
Salutation to a newcomer.
Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
‘His warmest welcome at an inn.’; ‘Truth finds an entrance and a welcome too.’; ‘To thee and thy company I bidA hearty welcome.’;
To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.
‘Thus we salute thee with our early song,And welcome thee, and wish thee long.’;
the state of being welcome;
‘don't outstay your welcome’;
a greeting or reception;
‘the proposal got a warm welcome’;
‘I welcome your proposals’;
bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
receive someone, as into one's house
giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted;
‘a welcome relief’; ‘a welcome guest’; ‘made the children feel welcome’; ‘you are welcome to join us’;
an instance or manner of greeting someone
‘you will receive a warm welcome’; ‘he went to meet them with his hand stretched out in welcome’;
a pleased or approving reaction
‘the announcement received an immediate welcome from childcare agencies’;
used to greet someone in a polite or friendly way
‘welcome to the Wildlife Park’;
greet (someone arriving) in a polite or friendly way
‘hotels should welcome guests in their own language’;
be glad to entertain (someone) or receive (something)
‘we welcome any comments’;
react with pleasure or approval to (an event or development)
‘the bank's decision to cut its rates was widely welcomed’;
(of a guest or new arrival) gladly received
‘I'm pleased to see you, lad—you're welcome’;
very pleasing because much needed or desired
‘the news will be most welcome to those whose jobs will now be safeguarded’; ‘after your walk, the tea room serves a welcome cuppa’;
allowed or invited to do a specified thing
‘we arrange a framework of activities which you are welcome to join’;
used to indicate relief at relinquishing the control or possession of something to someone else
‘the job is all yours and you're welcome to it!’;
A welcome is a kind of greeting designed to introduce a person to a new place or situation, and to make them feel at ease. The term can similarly be used to describe the feeling of being accepted on the part of the new person.